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Adhesins, Bacterial MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Adhesins, Bacterial
Tree Number(s)
D12.776.097.025.050
D12.776.097.120.050
D12.776.543.100.050
D23.050.161.050
Unique ID
D018829
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D018829
Annotation
coordinate IM with specific bacterium (IM) but note that ADHESINS, ESCHERICHIA COLI is available; do not confuse with BACTERIAL ADHESION; do not confuse with BIOFILMS
Scope Note
Cell-surface components or appendages of bacteria that facilitate adhesion (BACTERIAL ADHESION) to other cells or to inanimate surfaces. Most fimbriae (FIMBRIAE, BACTERIAL) of gram-negative bacteria function as adhesins, but in many cases it is a minor subunit protein at the tip of the fimbriae that is the actual adhesin. In gram-positive bacteria, a protein or polysaccharide surface layer serves as the specific adhesin. What is sometimes called polymeric adhesin (BIOFILMS) is distinct from protein adhesin.
Entry Version
ADHESINS BACT
Entry Term(s)
Adhesin, Bacterial
Adhesins, Fimbrial
Bacterial Adhesin
Bacterial Adhesins
Fimbrial Adhesins
Registry Number
0
Previous Indexing
specific Adhesins (1975-1994)
See Also
Bacterial Adhesion
Biofilms
Public MeSH Note
95
History Note
95
Date Established
1995/01/01
Date of Entry
1994/05/31
Revision Date
2022/04/13
Adhesins, Bacterial Preferred
Fimbrial Adhesins Narrower
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