The MUC family: an obituary.

  title={The MUC family: an obituary.},
  author={Jan Dekker and John W Rossen and Hans A. B{\"u}ller and Alexandra W. C. Einerhand},
  journal={Trends in biochemical sciences},
  volume={27 3},
Mucins are glycoproteins that are common on the surfaces of many epithelial cells; they are deemed to mediate many interactions between these cells and their milieu. Several of these mucins form the mucus layer that is found in many hollow organs. The biophysical properties of mucins are related to their extensive O-linked glycosylation rather than directly… CONTINUE READING