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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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This cycle of refiling, rupture and collapse continues to occur for months.7 Mucocele size ranges from few millimetres to several centimetres across which depends upon its location.There are two patterns histologically,one is an intact epithelium lined duct it dilates and forms a cyst, this is mucin filled with inflammatory debris or extravasated mucin in the stroma which has granulation tissue with inflammatory infiltrate and histiocytes.8
On histopathologic review, scleromyxedema is associated with papular and mucin deposition, and increased fibroblast proliferation.
According to the current WHO classification, these tumors are characterized by round or oval glands with "relative mucin depletion." Cribriform or papillary architecture may be seen.
A research team from Oregan State University, Aarhus University and Kiel University has now observed mucus stuck to prey to form fibrils, leading to the hypothesis that glycosylated mucin proteins are reordered by tongue retraction.
One of the genes -- mucin-1 -- makes a sticky protein called mucin that coats urinary tubes inside the kidney.
Some of the mucin sugars are similar in structure to the antigens on A- and B-type blood.
On macroscopic examination, the presence of dilatation and perforation, maximum diameter of the specimen, surgical border, and presence of mucin and on microscopic examination, the level of architectural and cytologic atypia, intactness of the muscularis mucosa, submucosal fibrosis, hyalinization, presence of atrophy in the lymphoid tissue, presence of invasion pushing toward the appendiceal wall, desmoplasia, and presence of single cell invasion were examined by the same pathological experts, who then reached a consensus (Tables 3A, 3B).
A histological examination of the tumor showed overlying thinned-out epidermis, beneath which were seen sheets, cords and nodules of tumor cells lying in the pool of extracellular mucin (Figure 2A).
The slime, as the team described, is composed of two protein-based elements named thread and mucin. The coiled thread works like a spring and starts expanding immediately after coming in touch with water, while the mucin binds to water and restricts the flow&nbsp;of liquid between the microchannels created by the thread.
Mucin is a protein ordinarily found as part of the dermal connective tissues (1).
(19-21) In the first method, the mucoadhesive property of NP with VRZ was evaluated by measuring the changes of ZP on interaction with negatively charged mucin. The mucoadhesive NP containing VRZ was incubated at 37[degrees]C in 0.1% mucin dispersion.
Next, nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) was knocked down with Nrf2 small interfering RNA (siRNA) to confirm the specific role of Nrf2 in mucin regulation of CUR in NCI-H292 cells.