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Hemocyanins MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Hemocyanins
Tree Number(s)
D12.776.093.375
D12.776.556.462
D23.767.482
Unique ID
D006433
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D006433
Scope Note
Metalloproteins that function as oxygen transport proteins in the HEMOLYMPH of MOLLUSKS and ARTHROPODS. They are characterized by two copper atoms, coordinated with HISTIDINE residues, that reversibly bind a single oxygen molecule; they do not contain HEME groups.
Entry Term(s)
Hemocyanin
alpha-Haemocyanin
alpha-Hemocyanin
alpha-Hemocyanins
Registry Number
9013-72-3
CAS Type 1 Name
Hemocyanins
NLM Classification #
QU 55.8
Public MeSH Note
2018; see HEMOCYANIN 1964-2017
History Note
2018 (1964)
Date Established
1968/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2017/06/29
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