Mucin family of glycoproteins

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Abstract

Mucins are large glycoproteins expressed by epithelial membranes and as components of the mucus secretions that cover epithelia in harsh environments - the air-water interface of the respiratory system, the acidic environment of the stomach, the complex environment of the intestinal tract, and secretory epithelial surfaces of specialized organs such as liver, pancreas, kidneys, gall bladder, salivary glands, lacrimal glands, and eye. Mucins are critical in maintaining homeostasis in environments that fluctuate in molecular composition - including pH, ionic concentration, oxygenation, and hydration. The molecular composition and higher-order structures of mucins offer specialized functions in the external environment, while relaying information about the environment to the cell via signal transduction through membrane-associated mucins.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Biological Chemistry
Subtitle of host publicationSecond Edition
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Pages200-204
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9780123786319
ISBN (Print)9780123786302
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 15 2013

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Mucins
Glycoproteins
Respiratory system
Membranes
Signal transduction
Oxygenation
Chemical analysis
Hydration
Liver
Lacrimal Apparatus
Mucus
Salivary Glands
Respiratory System
Water
Pancreas
Signal Transduction
Stomach
Urinary Bladder
Homeostasis
Epithelium

Keywords

  • D-domain
  • Mucin
  • O-glycosylation
  • SEA domain
  • Tandem repeat

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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Brown, R. B., & Hollingsworth, M. A. (2013). Mucin family of glycoproteins. In Encyclopedia of Biological Chemistry: Second Edition (pp. 200-204). Elsevier Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-378630-2.00670-8

Mucin family of glycoproteins. / Brown, R. B.; Hollingsworth, Michael A.

Encyclopedia of Biological Chemistry: Second Edition. Elsevier Inc., 2013. p. 200-204.

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Brown, RB & Hollingsworth, MA 2013, Mucin family of glycoproteins. in Encyclopedia of Biological Chemistry: Second Edition. Elsevier Inc., pp. 200-204. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-378630-2.00670-8
Brown RB, Hollingsworth MA. Mucin family of glycoproteins. In Encyclopedia of Biological Chemistry: Second Edition. Elsevier Inc. 2013. p. 200-204 https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-378630-2.00670-8
Brown, R. B. ; Hollingsworth, Michael A. / Mucin family of glycoproteins. Encyclopedia of Biological Chemistry: Second Edition. Elsevier Inc., 2013. pp. 200-204
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