NLM Logo

Kupffer Cells MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Kupffer Cells
Tree Number(s)
A11.329.372.588
A11.627.482.588
A11.733.397.588
A15.382.670.522.588
A15.382.680.397.588
Unique ID
D007728
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D007728
Annotation
also called reticuloendothelial cells of liver
Scope Note
Specialized phagocytic cells of the MONONUCLEAR PHAGOCYTE SYSTEM found on the luminal surface of the hepatic sinusoids. They filter bacteria and small foreign proteins out of the blood and dispose of worn out red blood cells.
Entry Term(s)
Kupffer Cell
Previous Indexing
Macrophages (1966-1972)
Public MeSH Note
73
History Note
73
Date Established
1973/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2021/06/30
Kupffer Cells Preferred
page delivered in 0.158s