Nature of bacterial colonization influences transcription of mucin genes in mice during the first week of life

Anders Bergström, Matilde Bylov Kristensen, Martin Iain Bahl, Stine B. Metzdorff, Lisbeth Nielsen Fink, Hanne Frøkiær, Tine Rask Licht

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In summary, our data show that development of the expression of genes encoding secreted (Muc2/Tff3) and membrane-bound (Muc1/Muc3/Muc4) mucus regulatory proteins, respectively, is distinct and that the onset of this development may be accelerated by specific groups of bacteria present or absent at the mucosal site.
Original languageEnglish
JournalBMC Research Notes
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)402
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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