Major secretory mucin expression in chronic sinusitis.


OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to investigate mucin expression in chronic sinusitis compared to that in normal nasal mucus. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING Sinus mucus samples were collected during functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS). The expression of 3 airway mucins, MUC2, MUC5AC, and MUC5B, was determined by ELISA. RESULTS The 3 mucins are… (More)


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