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Immunologic Capping MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Immunologic Capping
Tree Number(s)
G04.774.612
G12.122.612
Unique ID
D007152
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D007152
Annotation
may appear in the literature as "capping of lymphocytes" or "leukocyte capping"; do not confuse with RECEPTOR CAPPING
Scope Note
An energy dependent process following the crosslinking of B CELL ANTIGEN RECEPTORS by multivalent ligands (bivalent anti-antibodies, LECTINS or ANTIGENS), on the B-cell surface. The crosslinked ligand-antigen receptor complexes collect in patches which flow to and aggregate at one pole of the cell to form a large mass - the cap. The caps may then be endocytosed or shed into the environment.
Entry Version
IMMUNOL CAPPING
Entry Term(s)
Capping, Immunologic
Immunological Capping
Previous Indexing
Cell Membrane (1966-1977)
Lymphocytes (1966-1977)
See Also
Receptors, Antigen, B-Cell
Public MeSH Note
78
History Note
78
Date Established
1978/01/01
Date of Entry
1977/05/10
Revision Date
2016/06/23
Immunologic Capping Preferred
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