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Genes, Immunoglobulin MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Genes, Immunoglobulin
Tree Number(s)
G05.360.340.024.340.335
G12.500.299
Unique ID
D005803
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D005803
Scope Note
Genes encoding the different subunits of the IMMUNOGLOBULINS, for example the IMMUNOGLOBULIN LIGHT CHAIN GENES and the IMMUNOGLOBULIN HEAVY CHAIN GENES. The heavy and light immunoglobulin genes are present as gene segments in the germline cells. The completed genes are created when the segments are shuffled and assembled (B-LYMPHOCYTE GENE REARRANGEMENT) during B-LYMPHOCYTE maturation. The gene segments of the human light and heavy chain germline genes are symbolized V (variable), J (joining) and C (constant). The heavy chain germline genes have an additional segment D (diversity).
Entry Version
GENES IG
Entry Term(s)
Genes, Ig
Immunoglobulin Genes
NLM Classification #
QW 601
Previous Indexing
Genes, Structural (1972-1987)
Immunoglobulins (1972-1987)
specific immunoglobulin chain or region (1975-1987)
See Also
Immunogenetics
Immunoglobulin Allotypes
Immunoglobulin Subunits
Immunoglobulins
Public MeSH Note
88
History Note
88
Date Established
1988/01/01
Date of Entry
1987/05/11
Revision Date
2008/07/08
Genes, Immunoglobulin Preferred
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