mucus layer

Known as: mucous, mucous layer, mucus 
An extracellular region part that consists of a protective layer of mucus secreted by epithelial cells lining tubular organs of the body such as the… (More)
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Highly Cited
2013
Highly Cited
2013
A dense mucus layer in the large intestine prevents inflammation by shielding the underlying epithelium from luminal bacteria and… (More)
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Highly Cited
2012
Highly Cited
2012
Mucus clearance is the primary defense mechanism that protects airways from inhaled infectious and toxic agents. In the current… (More)
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Highly Cited
2011
Highly Cited
2011
The colonic mucus layer serves as an important barrier and prevents colonic bacteria from invading the mucosa and cause… (More)
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Review
2010
Review
2010
The mucus layer coating the gastrointestinal tract is the front line of innate host defense, largely because of the secretory… (More)
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Highly Cited
2007
Highly Cited
2007
AIM To study the role of mucus in the spatial separation of intestinal bacteria from mucosa. PATIENTS AND METHODS Mucus barrier… (More)
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Highly Cited
2001
Highly Cited
2001
Divergent results from in vitro studies on the thickness and appearance of the gastrointestinal mucus layer have previously been… (More)
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Highly Cited
1999
Highly Cited
1999
BACKGROUND & AIMS Whether the bacterial flora contributes to the pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) by increased… (More)
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Highly Cited
1998
Highly Cited
1998
Airway surface liquid is comprised of mucus and an underlying, watery periciliary liquid (PCL). In contrast to the well-described… (More)
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Highly Cited
1994
Highly Cited
1994
The thickness of adherent mucus gel on the surface of colonic mucosa was measured in surgically resected specimens from 46… (More)
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Highly Cited
1985
Highly Cited
1985
We examined the relationship between mucus rheology, depth of mucus layer, and clearance by simulated cough. A model trachea was… (More)
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