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Hemidesmosomes MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Hemidesmosomes
Tree Number(s)
A11.284.149.165.165.360
Unique ID
D022002
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D022002
Scope Note
An anchoring junction of the cell to a non-cellular substrate, similar in morphology to halves of DESMOSOMES. They are composed of specialized areas of the plasma membrane where INTERMEDIATE FILAMENTS bind on the cytoplasmic face to the transmembrane linkers, INTEGRINS, via intracellular attachment proteins, while the extracellular domain of the integrins binds to EXTRACELLULAR MATRIX PROTEINS.
Previous Indexing
Desmosomes (1972-2000)
Public MeSH Note
2001
History Note
2001
Date Established
2001/01/01
Date of Entry
2000/06/22
Hemidesmosomes Preferred
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