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Bowman's Glands
Olfactory glands, also known as Bowman's glands, are a type of nasal gland situated in the olfactory mucosa, beneath the olfactory epithelium, in the lamina propria, a connective tissue also containing fibroblasts, blood vessels and bundles of fine axons from the olfactory neurons. An olfactory gland consists of an acinus in the lamina propria and a secretory duct going out through the olfactory epithelium. Electron microscopy studies show that olfactory glands contain cells with large secretory vesicles. Olfactory glands secrete the gel-forming mucin protein MUC5AC. They might secrete proteins such as lactoferrin, lysozyme, amylase and IgA, similarly to serous glands. The exact composition of the secretions from olfactory glands is unclear, but there is evidence that they produce odorant-binding protein. Function The Olfactory glands are theses tubuloalveolar glands surrounded by the Olfactory receptor and the Sustentacular cell in the olfactory epithelium. These bulbus glands ...
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Olfactory System
The olfactory system, or sense of smell, is the sensory system used for smelling (olfaction Olfaction, or the sense of smell, is the special sense through which smells (or odors) are perceived. It occurs when an odor binds to a olfactory receptor, receptor within the nasal cavity, transmitting a signal through the olfactory system. Olf ...). Olfaction is one of the special senses, that have directly associated specific organs. Most mammals and reptiles have a main olfactory system and an accessory olfactory system. The main olfactory system detects airborne substances, while the accessory system senses fluid-phase stimuli. The senses of smell and taste (gustatory system) are often referred to together as the chemosensory system, because they both give the brain information about the chemical composition of objects through a process called transduction (physiology), transduction. Structure Peripheral The peripheral olfactory system consists mainly of the nostrils, ethmoid ...
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MUC5AC
Mucin 5AC (Muc5AC) is a protein that in humans is encoded by the ''MUC5AC'' gene. Clinical relevance This gene has been linked to mucus hypersecretion in the respiratory tract and is associated to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). References External links PDBe-KB
provides an overview of all the structure information available in the PDB for Human Mucin-5AC Mucins, 05AC {{protein-stub ...
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