Compilations of Mucin sequences (organized by species). This compilation of mucin sequences represents an update (2015) as compared to our old database built in 2006. This update is associated with a forthcoming publication (manuscript in preparation) and more sequences will be made available once this paper is published.

Old database

  • Built in year 2006. This database includes human, mouse, chicken, fish (Fugu & zebrafish),Ciona intestinalis, Branchiostoma floridae, Strongylocentrotus purpuratus, Drosophila melanogaster and Caenorhabditis elegans.

Compilations of Mucin associated sequences organized by protein5

Human and Mouse Proteomics Mucin Database (compiled as one FASTA file )4,5

Welcome to the Mucin Database 2.0 2015

of The Mucin Biology Groups

Here we provide databases of mucin genes, transcripts, protein sequences and functional domains. The databases are from published mucins and novel mucins found by bioinformatic mining of the available genomes. We hope that this site and its databases will be useful for you!

Please refer to this database in your publication when you have used information from this. Reference:

Responsible for content in this database is:

Gunnar C. Hansson, professor, head of The Mucin Biology Group (
Tore Samuelsson, professor in bioinformatics (
Malin Johansson, PI in Medical Biochemistry  (
Tiange Lang, adjunct researcher from China (>


1. T. Lang, M. Alexandersson, G. C. Hansson, and T. Samuelsson (2004) Bioinformatic identification of polymerizing and transmembrane mucins in the puffer fish Fugu rubripes. Glycobiology 14:521-527

2. T. Lang, G. C. Hansson, and T. Samuelsson. An inventory of mucin genes in the chicken genome shows that the mucin domain of Muc13 is encoded by multiple exons and that ovomucin is part of a locus of related gel-forming mucins (2006) BMC Genomics 7:197

3. T. Lang, G. C. Hansson and T. Samuelsson (2007) Gel-forming mucins appeared early in metazoan evolution. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 104: 16209-16214

4. Johansson, M. E. V., Phillipson, M., Petersson, J., Holm, L., Velcich, A., and Hansson, G. C. (2008) The inner of the two Muc2 mucin dependent mucus layers in colon is devoid of bacteria. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA 105, 15064-15069.

5. Johansson, M. E. V., Thomsson, K. A., and Hansson, G. C. (2009) Proteomic Analyses of the Two Mucus Layers of the Colon Barrier Reveal That Their Main Component, the Muc2 Mucin, Is Strongly Bound to the Fcgbp Protein. Journal of Proteome Research 8, 3549-3557.