Mucins – Potential Regulators of Cell Functions Volume Title: Gel-Forming and Soluble Mucins

Mucin MUC7

Author(s): Joseph Z. Zaretsky and Daniel H. Wreschner

Pp: 398-417 (20)

DOI: 10.2174/9781608054541113010011

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The MUC7 gene belongs to a group of genes encoding soluble mucin glycoproteins. This chapter describes the structure of the MUC7 gene and its protein product; the mechanisms responsible for regulation of its expression; important functions associated with the individual domains; and the role of posttranslational modifications of the MUC7 apomucin in expression of the functions embedded in its polypeptide structure.

Keywords: MUC7, structure, regulation, expression, functions, antimicrobial activity.

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