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Descriptor English:   Mucins 
Descriptor Spanish:   Mucinas 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Mucinas 
Synonyms English:   Mucin  
Tree Number:   D12.776.395.560.631
Definition English:   High molecular weight mucoproteins that protect the surface of EPITHELIAL CELLS by providing a barrier to particulate matter and microorganisms. Membrane-anchored mucins may have additional roles concerned with protein interactions at the cell surface. 
Indexing Annotation English:   coordinate with MEMBRANE GLYCOPROTEINS if membrane-bound
History Note English:   79; was MUCIN 1963-78 
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
AD administration & dosage AE adverse effects
AG agonists AN analysis
AI antagonists & inhibitors BI biosynthesis
BL blood CF cerebrospinal fluid
CS chemical synthesis CH chemistry
CL classification DF deficiency
DE drug effects EC economics
GE genetics HI history
IM immunology IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism PK pharmacokinetics
PD pharmacology PH physiology
PO poisoning RE radiation effects
ST standards SD supply & distribution
TU therapeutic use TO toxicity
UL ultrastructure UR urine
Record Number:   9270 
Unique Identifier:   D009077 

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