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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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Twice daily application of snail mucin for three months in patients with aging facial skin reduced deep and fine wrinkles, and improved skin smoothness, roughness, and hydration.
There were increased spaces between dermal collagen fibers due to increased connective tissue mucin deposition with focal areas of increased number of fibroblasts (Figure 2).
The thigh biopsy showed epidermal hyperkeratosis and local parakeratosis, and palisading granuloma in the dermis, accompanied by progressive necrosis of the central collagen with mucin deposition [Figure 1]d.
Munich, (QNA) - A team from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has now succeeded in demonstrating that contact lenses coated with purified porcine gastric mucin do not cause damage to the eye anymore.
Over the long-term, deposits of the protein mucin on the eye surface might protect again inflammation and infection in patients using extended-wear contact lenses, suggests the new research by Loretta B.
Purpose: The membrane-anchored MUC1 mucin is typically expressed on normal and cancerous epithelial cells.
Both firm's products target an abnormal form of the autologous cell surface-associated protein, Mucin 1 (MUC1), which is over-expressed in the majority of known tumour types.
Periductal mucous glands are lined by mucinfilled cuboidal cells, and mucin from these glands drains into the lumen via sacculi (recesses; Figure 1).
Two "chitinases" (glycoside hydrolases [GHs]) present on NELoc-1 are predicted to be involved in mucin degradation, as is the large carbohydrate-binding metalloprotease, shown to be involved in mucinase activity in other clostridia.
15,16) Innervation of these primary afferent neurons evokes increases in both aqueous and mucin secretion to protect the ocular surface from damage.