Molecular cloning of a novel high molecular weight mucin (MG1) from human sublingual gland.


A human sublingual gland cDNA library was screened with a polyclonal antiserum against deglycosylated MG1 and a positive clone, pSM2-1, was isolated which codes for 196 amino acids in the carboxyl-terminal region of this mucin. This region is cysteine-rich and contains a C2-like domain upstream of the extreme carboxyl-terminal domain in which the… (More)