Mucin degradation in human colon ecosystems. Degradation of hog gastric mucin by fecal extracts and fecal cultures.

@article{Variyam1981MucinDI,
  title={Mucin degradation in human colon ecosystems. Degradation of hog gastric mucin by fecal extracts and fecal cultures.},
  author={E P Variyam and Lansing C Hoskins},
  journal={Gastroenterology},
  year={1981},
  volume={81 4},
  pages={751-8}
}
The enteric flora of rats plays a major role in the degradation of their gut mucin glycoproteins, but the role of human enteric flora in degrading gut mucin glycoprotein has not been as well defined. We have studied the degradation of hog gastric mucin, which is structurally similar to human gastric mucin, in anaerobic human fecal cultures and by partially… CONTINUE READING