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Mesangial Cells MeSH Descriptor Data 2021


MeSH Heading
Mesangial Cells
Tree Number(s)
A05.810.453.324.359.620
A05.810.453.736.520.620
A11.329.228.950
Unique ID
D050527
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D050527
Scope Note
Smooth muscle-like cells adhering to the wall of the small blood vessels of the KIDNEY at the glomerulus and along the vascular pole of the glomerulus in the JUXTAGLOMERULAR APPARATUS. They are myofibroblasts with contractile and phagocytic properties. These cells and their MESANGIAL EXTRACELLULAR MATRIX constitute the GLOMERULAR MESANGIUM.
Entry Term(s)
Extraglomerular Mesangial Cells
Glomerular Mesangial Cells
Lacis Cells
Mesangial Cells, Kidney
Renal Glomerulus Mesangial Cells
Renal Mesangial Cells
Previous Indexing
Kidney Glomerulus (1968-2005)
Public MeSH Note
2006
History Note
2006
Date Established
2006/01/01
Date of Entry
2005/06/30
Revision Date
2006/07/05
Mesangial Cells Preferred
Extraglomerular Mesangial Cells Narrower
Glomerular Mesangial Cells Narrower
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