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Glycocalyx MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Glycocalyx
Tree Number(s)
A11.284.149.165.355
Unique ID
D019276
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D019276
Annotation
a carbohydrate-rich zone on cell surface
Scope Note
The carbohydrate-rich zone on the cell surface. This zone can be visualized by a variety of stains as well as by its affinity for lectins. Although most of the carbohydrate is attached to intrinsic plasma membrane molecules, the glycocalyx usually also contains both glycoproteins and proteoglycans that have been secreted into the extracellular space and then adsorbed onto the cell surface. (Alberts et al., Molecular Biology of the Cell, 3d ed, p502)
Entry Term(s)
Cell Coat
Glycocalix
Previous Indexing
Glycoproteins (1976-1996)
Polysaccharides (1976-1996)
Public MeSH Note
97; GLYCOCALYX was indexed under GLYCOPROTEINS & POLYSACCHARIDES 1976-96
History Note
97; was GLYCOCALYX (NM) 1976-96
Date Established
1997/01/01
Date of Entry
1996/06/10
Revision Date
2000/06/22
Glycocalyx Preferred
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