Rheological Studies on Native Pig Gastric Mucus Gel
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Gastric mucus is secreted as a discrete gel phase which is not readily soluble in its aqueous environment. Previous studies (Allen, 1977) have demonstrated that the gel matrix is formed by non-covalent interactions between glycoprotein molecules of 2 × 106 molecular weight. In the present work we have used mechanical spectroscopy to study the structure and properties of native gel taken directly from the surface of the gastric mucosa and the gel reconstituted from the isolated glycoprotein purified by gel filtration on Sepharose 4B.
KeywordsHyaluronic Acid Rheological Study Gastric Mucosal Damage Gastric Mucus Mechanical Spectroscopy
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