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mucin:

see glycoproteinglycoprotein
, organic compound composed of both a protein and a carbohydrate joined together in covalent chemical linkage. These structures occur in many life forms; they are prevalent and important in mammalian tissues.
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mucin

[′myü·sən]
(biochemistry)
A glycoprotein constituent of mucus and various other secretions of humans and lower animals.
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Papular mucinosis (PM) or lichen myxedematosus, is a primary cutaneous mucinosis which is characterized by lichenoid papules, nodules or plaques due to dermal mucin deposition and fibroblast proliferation in absence of thyroid disorder.
Mucin 15 is lost but mucin 13 remains in uterine luminal epithelial cells and the blastocyst at the time of implantation in the rat.
Mucin in epithelial cells in oesophagus and stomach of black tetra, Gymnocorymbus ternetzi (Characidae, Teleostei).
Nineteen percent of these subjects developed signs of possible inflammation/infectioncalled "corneal infiltrates"compared to six percent of those without early mucin deposits.
Luteolin decreased the relative level of mucin in cell lysates and media.
Overproduction of mucin or papillary growth may fill and expand the bile duct and lead to dilatation or multilocular cystic changes of the affected duct segment.
A correct preoperative diagnosis is thus important to help in the choice of surgical tactics since appendicectomy is adequate for cystadenoma while cystadenocarcinoma requires a right hemicolectomy and to avoid iatrogenic rupture and peritoneal spillage of mucin during surgery5.
The final histopathology showed mucinous cystadenoma of appendix collection and reactive lymphoid hyperplasia with no epithelial cells in mucin.
1,5-9) In contrast, Liwnicz and colleagues suggested that the formation of stones may be secondary to the mucin secretion from the cystic tumour.
Five out of 15 LAMNs showed gross evidence of rupture with acellular mucin on the serosal surface.