Mucin gene expression in the rat middle ear: an improved method for RNA harvest.

@article{Lin1999MucinGE,
  title={Mucin gene expression in the rat middle ear: an improved method for RNA harvest.},
  author={Jizhen Lin and Samuel B. Ho and Laurie L. Shekels and Michael Mauro Paparella and Young-Ki Kim},
  journal={The Annals of otology, rhinology, and laryngology},
  year={1999},
  volume={108 8},
  pages={762-8}
}
Mucins are heavily glycosylated proteins characterized by high molecular weight and heterogeneous structure. Mucin genes are expressed in a tissue- or epithelium-specific manner. Although mucins are known to be important structural components of the mucociliary transport system that protects epithelium against invading microorganisms, very little is known about mucin gene expression unique to the middle ear. This study demonstrated that middle ear messenger RNA specifically hybridized with rat… CONTINUE READING
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