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Salivary Mucin Secretion

Handbook of Physiology, The Gastrointestinal System, Salivary, Gastric, Pancreatic, and Hepatobiliary Secretion

  1. David O. Quissell1,
  2. Lawrence A. Tabak2

Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/cphy.cp060305

Comprehensive Physiology

Comprehensive Physiology

How to Cite

Quissell, D. O. and Tabak, L. A. 2011. Salivary Mucin Secretion. Comprehensive Physiology. 79–91.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Oral Research Center, School of Dentistry, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, Colorado

  2. 2

    Department of Dental Research and Biochemistry, School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

Abstract

The sections in this article are:

  • 1
    Hemical Composition and Structure of Salivary Mucins
  • 2
    Physiological Alteration of Mucin Structure
  • 3
    Biosynthesis of Mucins
  • 4
    Submandibular Gland
    • 4.1
      Submandibular Mucin Secretion
    • 4.2
      Membrane Receptors and Their Role in Mucin Secretion
    • 4.3
      Other Possible Effectors of Mucin Secretion
    • 4.4
      Signal Transduction
    • 4.5
      Cellular Mediators of Mucin Secretion
    • 4.6
      Importance of Calcium in Submandibular Mucin Secretion
    • 4.7
      Summary
  • 5
    Sublingual Gland
  • 6
    Minor Salivary Glands
  • 7
    Addendum