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Mucosal-Associated Invariant T Cells MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Mucosal-Associated Invariant T Cells
Tree Number(s)
A11.118.637.555.567.550.500.100
A11.118.637.555.567.569.500.100
A15.145.229.637.555.567.550.500.100
A15.145.229.637.555.567.569.500.100
A15.382.490.555.567.550.500.100
A15.382.490.555.567.569.500.100
Unique ID
D000072336
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D000072336
Scope Note
A subset of T-lymphocytes that are present in large numbers at MUCOUS MEMBRANES and respond to INFECTIONS. They express a conserved invariant T-CELL RECEPTOR ALPHA-CHAIN that enables them to respond to infections by sensing RIBOFLAVIN metabolites of pathogens.
Entry Term(s)
MAIT Cell
MAIT Cells
Mucosal-Associated Invariant T Cell
Previous Indexing
T-Lymphocyte Subsets (2003-2016)
T-Lymphocytes (2005-2016)
Public MeSH Note
2017
History Note
2017
Date Established
2017/01/01
Date of Entry
2016/07/08
Revision Date
2020/05/27
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