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- Relating to mucous membrane.
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- adjective Of or pertaining to the
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- adjective of or relating to mucous membranes
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"What's interesting is that we're finding - and we've known this for a while, but we're beginning to appreciate it - that HPV plays a role in other 'mucosal' cancers."
Here we report significantly increased SPAK expression levels in hyperosmotic environments, such as mucosal biopsy samples from patients with Crohn's disease, as well as colon tissues of C57BL / 6 mice and Caco2-BBE cells treated with hyperosmotic medium.
One of the advantages of this approach, Desai says, is that it may be applicable for delivering drugs to other part of the body as well, such as mucosal tissues like the insides of the nose, lungs, or vagina, where the surface cells are also coated with such cilia.
The normal mucosal biopsies in the remaining patients may have been due to random sampling.
Peutz-Jeghers syndrome (PJS) is a hereditary cancer syndrome identified by the presence of gastrointestinal polyps and altered pigmentation (freckling) of certain skin and mucosal areas.
However, because the disease usually begins in the second decade of life, these studies may not help our understanding of the pathogenesis of new or early mucosal lesions.
Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2B (MEN2B) is characterized by an increased risk for medullary cancer of the thyroid (MTC), pheochromocytoma, mucosal neuromas (benign growths) of the lips and tongue, and distinctive physical characteristics, such as enlarged lips and slender body type.
Underlying microscopic mucosal inflammation coexists with JRP and this may be a risk factor or possible etiology for the development of JRP.
MEN2B is diagnosed clinically by the presence of mucosal neuromas of the lips and tongue, as well as medullated corneal nerve fibers (a finding seen on eye evaluation by an ophthalmologist), distinctive facial features with full lips, particular physical characteristics such as slender body habitus, and medullary cancer of the thyroid (MTC).
IL-6 production may be a marker of a predominant THELPER2 cells responses or implicate macrophages as important antigen-presenting cells in generating the early mucosal lesions in pediatric IBD patients.