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M Cells MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
M Cells
Tree Number(s)
A10.615.550.522
A11.436.578
Unique ID
D000092303
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D000092303
Scope Note
A distinct lineage of epithelial cells, present in MUCOSAL TISSUE, that is responsible for the immune sensing and capture of luminal bacteria and other microparticles. They deliver these microparticles, via TRANSCYTOSIS, to lymphoid tissue for efficient mucosal as well as systemic immune responses. Inflammation-induced M cells arising in response to inflammatory conditions may provide microbial access to tissues without normal M cell-associated immune surveillance tissue.
Entry Term(s)
Airway M Cells
BALT M Cells
Bronchiolar M Cells
Bronchus-Associated Lymphoid Tissue M Cells
Colonic M Cells
GALT M Cells
Gut-Associated Lymphoid Tissue M Cells
Intestinal Epithelial M cells
Intestinal Villous M Cells
M Cells, Bronchiolar
M Cells, Intestinal
MALT M Cells
Microfold Cells
Mucosa-Associated Lymphoid Tissue M Cells
NALT M Cells
Nasopharynx-Associated Lymphoid Tissue M Cells
Peyer's Patch M Cells
Tonsillar M Cells
Previous Indexing
Intestinal Mucosa (1981-2022)
Public MeSH Note
2023
History Note
2023
Date Established
2023/01/01
Date of Entry
2022/07/08
Revision Date
2021/11/24
M Cells Preferred
M Cells, Bronchiolar Narrower
Nasopharynx-Associated Lymphoid Tissue M Cells Narrower
Mucosa-Associated Lymphoid Tissue M Cells Narrower
Tonsillar M Cells Narrower
Airway M Cells Narrower
Peyer's Patch M Cells Narrower
Gut-Associated Lymphoid Tissue M Cells Narrower
Colonic M Cells Narrower
Intestinal Villous M Cells Narrower
M Cells, Intestinal Narrower
Bronchus-Associated Lymphoid Tissue M Cells Narrower
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