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muc5b

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Official Full Name
mucin 5B, oligomeric mucus/gel-forming
Background
This gene encodes a member of the mucin family of proteins, which are highly glycosylated macromolecular components of mucus secretions. This family member is the major gel-forming mucin in mucus. It is a major contributor to the lubricating and viscoelastic properties of whole saliva, normal lung mucus and cervical mucus. This gene has been found to be up-regulated in some human diseases, including sinus mucosa of chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS), CRS with nasal polyposis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and H. pylori-associated gastric disease, and it may be involved in the pathogenesis of these diseases.
Synonyms
MUC5B; mucin 5B, oligomeric mucus/gel-forming; MUC5, mucin 5, subtype B, tracheobronchial; mucin-5B; MG1; tracheobronchial; Cervical mucin; Cervical mucin MUC5B; High molecular weight salivary mucin MG1; MUC-5B; MUC5; MUC5B_HUMAN; MUC9; Mucin 5 subtype B, tracheobronchial; Mucin 5B; Mucin 5B oligomeric mucus/gel forming; Mucin-5 subtype B; Sublingual gland mucin; OTTHUMP00000233052; mucin-5 subtype B, tracheobronchial; mucin 5, subtype B, tracheobronchial