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Lipopolysaccharides MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Lipopolysaccharides
Tree Number(s)
D09.400.500
D09.698.718.450
D10.494
D23.050.161.616.525
D23.946.123.329.500
Unique ID
D008070
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D008070
Annotation
oordinate with specific bacterium if pertinent
Scope Note
Lipid-containing polysaccharides which are endotoxins and important group-specific antigens. They are often derived from the cell wall of gram-negative bacteria and induce immunoglobulin secretion. The lipopolysaccharide molecule consists of three parts: LIPID A, core polysaccharide, and O-specific chains (O ANTIGENS). When derived from Escherichia coli, lipopolysaccharides serve as polyclonal B-cell mitogens commonly used in laboratory immunology. (From Dorland, 28th ed)
Entry Version
LPS
Entry Term(s)
Lipoglycans
Lipopolysaccharide
Registry Number
0
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2022/05/23
Lipopolysaccharides Preferred
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