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Hepcidins MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Hepcidins
Tree Number(s)
D12.776.494.249
D12.776.543.695.054.425
Unique ID
D064451
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D064451
Scope Note
Forms of hepcidin, a cationic amphipathic peptide synthesized in the liver as a prepropeptide which is first processed into prohepcidin and then into the biologically active hepcidin forms, including in human the 20-, 22-, and 25-amino acid residue peptide forms. Hepcidin acts as a homeostatic regulators of iron metabolism and also possesses antimicrobial activity.
Entry Term(s)
Hepcidin
Liver-Expressed Antimicrobial Peptide
Pro-Hepcidin
Prohepcidin
Pharm Action
Anti-Infective Agents
Registry Number
0
Previous Indexing
Antimicrobial Cationic Peptides (2013)
See Also
Anemia
Hemochromatosis
Public MeSH Note
2014
History Note
2014
Date Established
2014/01/01
Date of Entry
2013/07/08
Hepcidins Preferred
Prohepcidin Narrower
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