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Isolation and Purification of the Mucin Component of Human Cervical Mucus

  • I. Carlstedt
  • J. Sheehan
  • U. Ulmsten
  • L. Wingerup
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 144)

Abstract

Cervical mucus plays a vital role in the protection of the uterine cavity and in the regulation of sperm survival and penetra-bility. The mucus is described as a hydrogel consisting of a network of high-molecular weight glycoproteins, the so-called mucins. The purpose of this work was to prepare mucins from human cervical mucus for chemical and physical studies. Great care was exercised to avoid the risk of degradations during handling.

Keywords

Sialic Acid Uterine Cavity Guanidine Hydrochloride Cervical Mucus Diisopropyl Fluorophosphate 
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Copyright information

© Plenum Press, New York 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • I. Carlstedt
    • 1
  • J. Sheehan
    • 1
  • U. Ulmsten
    • 1
  • L. Wingerup
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Physiological Chemistry 2University of LundLund 7Sweden

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