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mu·cin

 (myo͞o′sĭn)
n.
Any of a group of glycoproteins found especially in the secretions of mucous membranes.

mu′cin·ous adj.

mucin

(ˈmjuːsɪn)
n
(Biochemistry) biochem any of a group of nitrogenous mucoproteins occurring in saliva, skin, tendon, etc, that produce a very viscous solution in water
[C19: via French from Latin mucus]
ˈmucinous adj

mu•cin

(ˈmyu sɪn)

n.
any of a class of mucoproteins abundant in saliva, gastric juices, and other mucous secretions of the body.
[1825–35; < French mucine; see mucus, -in1]
mu•ci•nous (ˈmyu sə nəs) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mucin - a nitrogenous substance found in mucous secretions; a lubricant that protects body surfaces
mucous secretion, mucus - protective secretion of the mucus membranes; in the gut it lubricates the passage of food and protects the epithelial cells; in the nose and throat and lungs it can make it difficult for bacteria to penetrate the body through the epithelium
glycoprotein - a conjugated protein having a carbohydrate component
Translations

mu·cin

n. mucina, glucoproteína, ingrediente esencial del mucus.
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The ability of metal complexes to inhibit the formation of biofilms on inert substrata can be justified that the tested compounds interfere with the synthesis of glycocalyx, the polysaccharidic substance which can form an organized structure called capsule, or an amorphous layer called slime, implicated in the formation of biofilms on inert surfaces.
112) Biofilms are formed when microorganisms adhere to surfaces, typically through the secretion of a polysaccharide substance referred to as the glycocalyx.
Evidence reveal that amongst the few labs that do study the glycocalyx, including Bertozzi's, have found that sialic acids, a subset of sugars, acts as a signal for the innate immune system to neglect the otherwise harmful appearing tumor.
When the glycocalyx is forced into hypoxia the glycoprotein coating quickly undergoes a rapid change and becomes nagalase, the glycoprotein of hypoxia.
3) Depletion of the endothelial surface layer (ESL): endothelial glycocalyx forms a dynamic molecules layer with functions of anti-inflammation and mechanotransduction on the inner surface of blood vessels, termed ESL.
aureus adheres to fixation devices by producing a glycocalyx biofilm around prosthetic materials and forms large micro-colonies.
areas where the glycocalyx integrity is compromised, and promoted local healing and lubrication (UBELS et al.
They have also reported that ionizing radiation has caused the diminishing or total disappearance of glycocalyx structure in the epithelial cells of the small intestine and has increased the activity of lined side disaccharides (Mc Ardle et al.
A number of different tear film structures have been proposed, including most recently the suggestion of an aqueous-mucin continuum, anchored by glycocalyx.
Then, the constant production of glycocalyx by integral bacteria increases the break down of the carbohydrates which then results in the deposits of biofilm (plaque) at low pH level.
TEM study also showed fatty deposition and vacuolations, damage in the glycocalyx structure, dilated mitochondria, and damage in the tubular network under laboratory condition (Figure 1.