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Article Dans Une Revue Advances in Colloid and Interface Science Année : 2018

Gel-forming mucin interactome drives mucus viscoelasticity


Mucus is a hydrogel that constitutes the first innate defense in all mammals. The main organic component of mucus, gel-forming mucins, forms a complex network through both reversible and irreversible interactions that drive mucus gel formation. Significant advances in the understanding of irreversible gel-forming mucins assembly have been made using recombinant protein approaches. However, little is known about the reversible interactions that may finely modulate mucus viscoelasticity, which can be characterized using rheology. This approach can be used to investigate both the nature of gel-forming mucins interactions and factors that influence hydrogel formation. This knowledge is directly relevant to the development of new drugs to modulate mucus viscoelasticity and to restore normal mucus functions in diseases such as in cystic fibrosis. The aim of the present review is to summarize the current knowledge about the relationship between the mucus protein matrix and its functions, with emphasis on mucus viscoelasticity.
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hal-03708279 , version 1 (29-06-2022)



Bastien Demouveaux, Valérie Gouyer, Frederic Gottrand, Tetsuharu Narita, Jean-Luc Desseyn. Gel-forming mucin interactome drives mucus viscoelasticity. Advances in Colloid and Interface Science, 2018, Advances in colloid and interface science, 252, pp.69-82. ⟨10.1016/j.cis.2017.12.005⟩. ⟨hal-03708279⟩


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