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APUD Cells MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
APUD Cells
Tree Number(s)
A11.382.249
Unique ID
D001078
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D001078
Annotation
named APUD from Amine Precursor Uptake & Decarboxylation; use term only when used by author
Scope Note
Cells with the capacity to take up and decarboxylate the amine precursors DIHYDROXYPHENYLALANINE or 5-HYDROXYTRYPTOPHAN. This is a property of endocrine cells of neural and non-neural origin. APUDOMA is a general term collectively applied to tumors associated with APUD cells.
Entry Term(s)
Amine Precursor Uptake and Decarboxylation Cells
See Also
Enteroendocrine Cells
Public MeSH Note
78
History Note
78
Date Established
1978/01/01
Date of Entry
1977/04/27
Revision Date
2015/06/22
APUD Cells Preferred
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