The world's first wiki where authorship really matters (Nature Genetics, 2008). Due credit and reputation for authors. Imagine a global collaborative knowledge base for original thoughts. Search thousands of articles and collaborate with scientists around the globe.

wikigene or wiki gene protein drug chemical gene disease author authorship tracking collaborative publishing evolutionary knowledge reputation system wiki2.0 global collaboration genes proteins drugs chemicals diseases compound
Hoffmann, R. A wiki for the life sciences where authorship matters. Nature Genetics (2008)

Molecular cloning of a novel high molecular weight mucin (MG1) from human sublingual gland.

A human sublingual gland cDNA library was screened with a polyclonal antiserum against deglycosylated MG1 and a positive clone, pSM2-1, was isolated which codes for 196 amino acids in the carboxyl-terminal region of this mucin. This region is cysteine-rich and contains a C2-like domain upstream of the extreme carboxyl-terminal domain in which the arrangement of cysteines is nearly identical to that in human von Willebrand factor, human intestinal mucin MUC2, human tracheobronchial mucin MUC5 and porcine and bovine submaxillary gland mucins. Northern analyses with pSM2-1 showed MG1 transcripts are abundant in sublingual gland and barely detectable in submandibular gland. This study provides the first primary sequence data on human salivary mucin MG1 and the significance of the results is discussed with respect to the biosynthesis and differential expression of MG1 in human salivary glands.[1]


  1. Molecular cloning of a novel high molecular weight mucin (MG1) from human sublingual gland. Troxler, R.F., Offner, G.D., Zhang, F., Iontcheva, I., Oppenheim, F.G. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. (1995) [Pubmed]
WikiGenes - Universities