January 15

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We’re Just Big Slime Buckets – Part 3

By Rich Sobel

January 15, 2020

allergies, asthma, colds, cystic fibrosis, diseases, genes, mucin, mucus, nose drops, sinuses

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Why, when, where and how our slime is created and what happens when things go wrong.

In this article, Part 3, I look at our upper respiratory system to illustrate how and where mucus is made and by which cells, what its constituents are and how it works to protects us from infections and keeps our bodies operating like well oiled machines.

You’ll also learn about mucin genes and see how turning them on and off ensures that we maintain the amount of mucus we need for everyday usage. You’ll also see what happens when an infection is detected…More

Rich Sobel

About the author

Rich writes about creatures he finds fascinating and complex biological issues to help you better understand them. Bonus: You might find biology fun and creative as well as informative!

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