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Term Information

Accession
GO:0070701
Name
mucus layer
Ontology
cellular_component
Synonyms
mucous, mucous layer, mucus, extracellular proteinaceous gel
Alternate IDs
None
Definition
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 colon or secreted into fluids such as saliva. Mucus is a viscous slimy secretion consisting of mucins (i.e. highly glycosylated mucin proteins) and various inorganic salts dissolved in water, with suspended epithelial cells and leukocytes. Source: GOC:krc, Wikipedia:Mucin, PMID:18806221, GOC:mm2, GOC:mah, PMID:19432394
Comment
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History
See term history for GO:0070701 at QuickGO
Subset
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Parents of mucus layer (GO:0070701)
subject[Reorder by subject] relation[Reorder by relation] object[Reorder by object]
mucus layer [is_a relation] is_a  cellular anatomical entity (GO:0110165)
mucus layer [BFO:0000050 relation] BFO:0000050  extracellular region (GO:0005576)
Children of mucus layer (GO:0070701)
subject[Reorder by subject] relation[Reorder by relation] object[Reorder by object]
inner mucus layer (GO:0070702) [is_a relation] is_a  mucus layer
outer mucus layer (GO:0070703) [is_a relation] is_a  mucus layer
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