Airway goblet cell mucin: its structure and regulation of secretion.

  title={Airway goblet cell mucin: its structure and regulation of secretion.},
  author={Kwang Chul Kim and Kevin McCracken and Bum Chun Lee and Chan Young Shin and Miguel J Jo and Choong Jae Lee and Kwang Ho Ko},
  journal={The European respiratory journal},
  volume={10 11},
Mucociliary clearance is a major function of the airway epithelium. This important function depends both on the physicochemical properties of the airway mucus and on the activity of the cilia. The former, in turn, is dependent mainly on the quality and quantity of mucous glycoproteins or mucins, which are produced by two different cell types, namely, goblet cells of the epithelium and mucous cells of the submucosal gland. Neither the structural nor the functional differences of mucins produced… CONTINUE READING

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