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Collectins MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Collectins
Tree Number(s)
D12.776.503.280.249
Unique ID
D037222
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D037222
Scope Note
A class of C-type lectins that target the carbohydrate structures found on invading pathogens. Binding of collectins to microorganisms results in their agglutination and enhanced clearance. Collectins form trimers that may assemble into larger oligomers. Each collectin polypeptide chain consists of four regions: a relatively short N-terminal region, a collagen-like region, an alpha-helical coiled-coil region, and carbohydrate-binding region.
Entry Term(s)
Collagenous Lectins
Collectin
Registry Number
0
NLM Classification #
QW 640
Previous Indexing
Carrier Proteins (1980-2002)
Public MeSH Note
2003; COLLECTIN (now COLLECTINS) was indexed under CARRIER PROTEINS 1980-2002
History Note
2003; use COLLECTINS (NM) 1980-2002
Date Established
2003/01/01
Date of Entry
2002/07/03
Revision Date
2005/06/30
Collectins Preferred
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