What is another word for mucin?

5 synonyms found


[ mjˈuːsɪn], [ mjˈuːsɪn], [ m_j_ˈuː_s_ɪ_n]

Synonyms for Mucin:

How to use "Mucin" in context?

Mucins are long, thin, sugar-based molecules that are secreted by cells in response to stimuli like allergens, infection, or physical injury. Mucins are involved in a wide variety of biological activities, such as cell attachment, cell signaling, and tissue repair. As a result, mucins are critical players in a variety of biologic processes.

Mucins are also involved in the immune response. Their main role is to mucoprotein antigen complexes, which are complexes of proteins and carbohydrates that are responsible for orchestrating the immune response.

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