Table 2

MUC2 mRNA distribution in embryonic, fetal and adult intestine

Age (weeks) Number Small intestine Colon
10 2S−/C+ CPS−
10.53S−/C+ CPS−
12 2S−/C+ CPS−
12.61S+/C+ CPND
13 1S+/C+ CPS−/C+ CP
13.3 1S+/C+ CPND
14.1 3S+/C+ CPND
14.3 1S+/C+ CPND
14.6 2S+/C+ CPND
14.7 1S+/C+ CPND
14.8 1S+/C+ CPND
14.9 2S+/C+ CPND
15.0 2S+/C+ CPND
15.1 1S+/C+ CPND
15.2 1S+/C+ CPND
18 1S+/C+ CPS+/C+ CP
23 1S+/C+ CPS+/C+ CP
26 2S+/C+S+/C+ CP
27 1S+/C+S+/C+ CP
Adults193-150 S+/C+S+/C+
  • 3-150 Three jejunums, six ileums, 10 colons.

  • S, surface epithelium; C, crypt epithelium; CP, crypt predominant; ND, not determined.