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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.

Year introduced: 1979

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Tree Number(s): D12.776.395.560.631

MeSH Unique ID: D009077

Entry Terms:

  • Mucin

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