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Mucin Biosynthesis and Secretion in the Respiratory Tract

By Spicer, S. S.

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Book Id: WPLBN0000228074
Format Type: PDF eBook
File Size: 1.4 MB
Reproduction Date: 2005

Title: Mucin Biosynthesis and Secretion in the Respiratory Tract  
Author: Spicer, S. S.
Language: English
Subject: Government publications, United Nations., United Nations. Office for Disarmament Affairs
Collections: Government Library Collection, Disarmament Documents
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Publisher: United Nations- Office for Disarmament Affairs (Unoda)


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Excerpt: The interface where most pulmonary toxicants initially encounter the respiratory tract lies at the luminal surface of the tracheohronchial mucosa and pulmonary alveoli. Providing the fist barrier to injury from environmental agents, this luminal surface requires close scrutiny in a discussion of lung as a target organ. Not surprisingly, the luminal surface of the respiratory tract exhibits morphologic and biochemical features uniquely adapted to the maintenance of surface exposed to air and not shared by intestinal, genitourinary or other internalized epithelial surfaces. Most notably, a heavv blanket of mucus covers the surface of the tracKeobronchial tree. This mucous blanket serves in preventing dehydration ...


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