Mucins MUC5B and MUC7 in minor salivary gland secretion of children and adults.

@article{Sonesson2008MucinsMA,
  title={Mucins MUC5B and MUC7 in minor salivary gland secretion of children and adults.},
  author={Mikael Sonesson and Claes Wickstr{\"o}m and Bertil Kinnby and Dan Ericson and Lars Matsson},
  journal={Archives of oral biology},
  year={2008},
  volume={53 6},
  pages={523-7}
}
OBJECTIVE The study was designed to investigate the relative amount of MUC5B and MUC7 in minor salivary glands in children and adults, in order to test the hypothesis that secretion of salivary mucins changes between childhood and adulthood. METHODS Ninety individuals in the age-groups 3-year-olds, 14-year-olds, and young adults 20-25 year-olds were recruited. Sialopapers were applied on the labial and the buccal mucosa and then placed in the Periotron 8,000 (Proflow ) for calculation of the… CONTINUE READING