OBO ID: GO:0070701
Term Name: mucus layer Search Ontology:
Synonyms:
  • extracellular proteinaceous gel
  • mucous
  • mucous layer
  • mucus
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. (3)
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