Human gastrointestinal tract mucins encoded by the MUC gene family
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Epithelial mucins, MUC gene products, are widely expressed in human organs such as airwais, the urogenital and gastrointestinal tracts, and the eyes. MUC-type mucins have very large sizes and comlex structures with very extensive O-glycosylation and are regarded as protective molecules. The aim of this review is to discuss mucin glycoproteins structure, biosynthesis and functions in normal and pathologicaly altered epithelial mucosa of human gastrointestinal tract.
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A. Paszkiewicz-Gadek, Zaklad Chemii Ogolnej i Organicznej AM, ul.Mickiewicza 2a, 15-230 Bialystok, Poland