Very extensively glycosylated transmembrane glycoprotein found in TA3 Ha mouse mammary carcinoma cells and that may mask histocompatibility antigens. Functionally analogous to episialinbut there is no sequence homology in the protein.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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  • episialin — (= polymorphic epithelial mucin, PEM; epithelial membrane antigen, EMA) Heavily glycosylated membrane glycoprotein. Encoded by the MUC 1 gene; has a molecular weight of around 300 kD, more than half of which is O linked glycan. There is a 69… …   Dictionary of molecular biology

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