Structure and chromosomal localization of the human salivary mucin gene, MUC7.

We have isolated and characterized several MUC7 genomic clones encoding the human low-molecular-weight salivary mucin, MG2. The MUC7 gene spans approximately 10.0 kb and comprises of three exons and two introns. Intron 1 is approximately 1.7 kb long and is located in the 5'-untranslated region of the corresponding MUC7 cDNA. Intron 2 spans approximately 6.0… CONTINUE READING