Genetics, Health and Wellness

We’re Just Big Slime Buckets – Part 3

By Rich Sobel

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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

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Rich Sobel

A "retired" biologist, Rich uses plain language to explore in-depth biology topics | fascinating plants and exotic creatures | health and wellness| indulge your curiosity!

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