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Mucin patterns may be worth watching in patients with ileoanal reservoirs

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Changes in mucin gene expression may be a useful marker in surveillance for colorectal cancer in patients with a pelvic ileoanal reservoir (IAR), a molecular study has suggested. Biopsy specimens from IARs showed a mucin pattern similar to that in ulcerative colitis (UC): expression of membrane associated mucins MUC1 AND MUC3 …

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