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Ligands MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Ligands
Tree Number(s)
D27.720.470.480
Unique ID
D008024
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D008024
Annotation
IM general only; usually NIM with specific compound IM
Scope Note
A molecule that binds to another molecule, used especially to refer to a small molecule that binds specifically to a larger molecule, e.g., an antigen binding to an antibody, a hormone or neurotransmitter binding to a receptor, or a substrate or allosteric effector binding to an enzyme. Ligands are also molecules that donate or accept a pair of electrons to form a coordinate covalent bond with the central metal atom of a coordination complex. (From Dorland, 27th ed)
Entry Term(s)
Ligand
Registry Number
0
Previous Indexing
Metals (1966-1972)
Organometallic Compounds (1968-1972)
See Also
Radioligand Assay
Receptors, Cell Surface
Public MeSH Note
74
History Note
74(73)
Date Established
1974/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2020/05/27

No Qualifiers
Ligands Preferred
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