There is a 'uc' in mucus, but is there mucus in UC?

McGuckin, Michael A. and Hasnain, Sumaira Z. (2013) There is a 'uc' in mucus, but is there mucus in UC?. Gut, 63 2: 216-217. doi:10.1136/gutjnl-2013-304602


Author McGuckin, Michael A.
Hasnain, Sumaira Z.
Title There is a 'uc' in mucus, but is there mucus in UC?
Journal name Gut   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0017-5749
1468-3288
Publication date 2013-02-01
Year available 2014
Sub-type Letter to editor, brief commentary or brief communication
DOI 10.1136/gutjnl-2013-304602
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 63
Issue 2
Start page 216
End page 217
Total pages 2
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher B M J Group
Language eng
Formatted abstract
...UC is sometimes accompanied by ‘mucousy diarrhoea’, which could be a reflection of increased mucus secretion, poor mucus retention/quality or enhanced mucus degradation. Key unanswered questions in UC include the following. (a) What are the drivers of goblet cell depletion? (b) Is depletion a cause or consequence of inflammation? (c) What is happening to the integrity and function of the mucus layer?...
Keyword Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Gastroenterology & Hepatology
GASTROENTEROLOGY & HEPATOLOGY
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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Sub-type: Letter to editor, brief commentary or brief communication
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