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Desmosomes MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Desmosomes
Tree Number(s)
A11.284.149.165.420.297
Unique ID
D003896
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D003896
Scope Note
A type of junction that attaches one cell to its neighbor. One of a number of differentiated regions which occur, for example, where the cytoplasmic membranes of adjacent epithelial cells are closely apposed. It consists of a circular region of each membrane together with associated intracellular microfilaments and an intercellular material which may include, for example, mucopolysaccharides. (From Glick, Glossary of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 1990; Singleton & Sainsbury, Dictionary of Microbiology and Molecular Biology, 2d ed)
Previous Indexing
Cell Membrane (1966-1971)
Public MeSH Note
72
History Note
72
Date Established
1972/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2000/06/22
Desmosomes Preferred
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