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Mucin 6, oligomeric mucus/gel-forming
Symbols MUC6 ; MUC6 mucin
External IDs Template:OMIM5 Template:MGI HomoloGene18768
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Species Human Mouse
Entrez n/a n/a
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UniProt n/a n/a
RefSeq (mRNA) n/a n/a
RefSeq (protein) n/a n/a
Location (UCSC) n/a n/a
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Mucin 6, oligomeric mucus/gel-forming, also known as MUC6, is a human gene.[1]


  1. "Entrez Gene: MUC6 mucin 6, oligomeric mucus/gel-forming".

Further reading

  • Toribara NW, Roberton AM, Ho SB; et al. (1993). "Human gastric mucin. Identification of a unique species by expression cloning". J. Biol. Chem. 268 (8): 5879–85. PMID 7680650.
  • Toribara NW, Ho SB, Gum E; et al. (1997). "The carboxyl-terminal sequence of the human secretory mucin, MUC6. Analysis Of the primary amino acid sequence". J. Biol. Chem. 272 (26): 16398–403. PMID 9195947.
  • Debailleul V, Laine A, Huet G; et al. (1998). "Human mucin genes MUC2, MUC3, MUC4, MUC5AC, MUC5B, and MUC6 express stable and extremely large mRNAs and exhibit a variable length polymorphism. An improved method to analyze large mRNAs". J. Biol. Chem. 273 (2): 881–90. PMID 9422745.
  • Bartman AE, Buisine MP, Aubert JP; et al. (1999). "The MUC6 secretory mucin gene is expressed in a wide variety of epithelial tissues". J. Pathol. 186 (4): 398–405. doi:10.1002/(SICI)1096-9896(199812)186:4<398::AID-PATH192>3.0.CO;2-X. PMID 10209489.
  • Reid CJ, Harris A (1999). "Expression of the MUC 6 mucin gene in development of the human kidney and male genital ducts". J. Histochem. Cytochem. 47 (6): 817–22. PMID 10330458.
  • Newton JL, Allen A, Westley BR, May FE (2000). "The human trefoil peptide, TFF1, is present in different molecular forms that are intimately associated with mucus in normal stomach". Gut. 46 (3): 312–20. PMID 10673290.
  • Nordman H, Davies JR, Lindell G; et al. (2002). "Gastric MUC5AC and MUC6 are large oligomeric mucins that differ in size, glycosylation and tissue distribution". Biochem. J. 364 (Pt 1): 191–200. PMID 11988092.
  • Kim GE, Bae HI, Park HU; et al. (2002). "Aberrant expression of MUC5AC and MUC6 gastric mucins and sialyl Tn antigen in intraepithelial neoplasms of the pancreas". Gastroenterology. 123 (4): 1052–60. PMID 12360467.
  • Ota T, Suzuki Y, Nishikawa T; et al. (2004). "Complete sequencing and characterization of 21,243 full-length human cDNAs". Nat. Genet. 36 (1): 40–5. doi:10.1038/ng1285. PMID 14702039.
  • Rousseau K, Byrne C, Kim YS; et al. (2004). "The complete genomic organization of the human MUC6 and MUC2 mucin genes". Genomics. 83 (5): 936–9. doi:10.1016/j.ygeno.2003.11.003. PMID 15081123.
  • Xia HH, Yang Y, Lam SK; et al. (2004). "Aberrant epithelial expression of trefoil family factor 2 and mucin 6 in Helicobacter pylori infected gastric antrum, incisura, and body and its association with antralisation". J. Clin. Pathol. 57 (8): 861–6. doi:10.1136/jcp.2003.015487. PMID 15280409.
  • Parry S, Sutton-Smith M, Heal P; et al. (2005). "Evaluation of MUC6 mucin tandem repeats". Biochim. Biophys. Acta. 1722 (1): 77–83. doi:10.1016/j.bbagen.2004.11.010. PMID 15716126.
  • Sakai H, Jinawath A, Yamaoka S, Yuasa Y (2005). "Upregulation of MUC6 mucin gene expression by NFkappaB and Sp factors". Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 333 (4): 1254–60. doi:10.1016/j.bbrc.2005.06.037. PMID 15979574.
  • Morohara K, Tajima Y, Nakao K; et al. (2007). "Gastric and intestinal phenotypic cell marker expressions in gastric differentiated-type carcinomas: association with E-cadherin expression and chromosomal changes". J. Cancer Res. Clin. Oncol. 132 (6): 363–75. doi:10.1007/s00432-005-0062-8. PMID 16447040.
  • Cozzi PJ, Wang J, Delprado W; et al. (2006). "MUC1, MUC2, MUC4, MUC5AC and MUC6 expression in the progression of prostate cancer". Clin. Exp. Metastasis. 22 (7): 565–73. doi:10.1007/s10585-005-5376-z. PMID 16475027.
  • Taylor TD, Noguchi H, Totoki Y; et al. (2006). "Human chromosome 11 DNA sequence and analysis including novel gene identification". Nature. 440 (7083): 497–500. doi:10.1038/nature04632. PMID 16554811.
  • Zheng H, Takahashi H, Nakajima T; et al. (2007). "MUC6 down-regulation correlates with gastric carcinoma progression and a poor prognosis: an immunohistochemical study with tissue microarrays". J. Cancer Res. Clin. Oncol. 132 (12): 817–23. doi:10.1007/s00432-006-0135-3. PMID 16807756.
  • Nguyen TV, Janssen M, Gritters P; et al. (2006). "Short mucin 6 alleles are associated with H pylori infection". World J. Gastroenterol. 12 (37): 6021–5. PMID 17009402.
  • Mino-Kenudson M, Tomita S, Lauwers GY (2007). "Mucin expression in reactive gastropathy: an immunohistochemical analysis". Arch. Pathol. Lab. Med. 131 (1): 86–90. PMID 17227128.
  • Burjonrappa SC, Reddimasu S, Nawaz Z; et al. (2007). "Mucin expression profile in Barrett's, dysplasia, adenocarcinoma sequence in the esophagus". Indian journal of cancer. 44 (1): 1–5. PMID 17401217.

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