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Cadherins MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Cadherins
Tree Number(s)
D12.776.395.550.200.200
D12.776.543.550.200.200
D23.050.301.350.200
Unique ID
D015820
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D015820
Scope Note
Calcium-dependent cell adhesion proteins. They are important in the formation of ADHERENS JUNCTIONS between cells. Cadherins are classified by their distinct immunological and tissue specificities, either by letters (E- for epithelial, N- for neural, and P- for placental cadherins) or by numbers (cadherin-12 or N-cadherin 2 for brain-cadherin). Cadherins promote cell adhesion via a homophilic mechanism as in the construction of tissues and of the whole animal body.
Entry Term(s)
Cadherin
Cadherin-1
Cadherin-2
Cadherin-3
E-Cadherin
E-Cadherins
Epithelial-Cadherin
Epithelial-Cadherins
Liver Cell Adhesion Molecule
Liver Cell Adhesion Molecules
N-Cadherin
N-Cadherins
Neural Cadherin
Neural Cadherins
P-Cadherin
P-Cadherins
Placental Cadherins
Uvomorulin
Registry Number
0
Previous Indexing
Antigens, Surface (1979-1989)
Calcium-Binding Proteins (1980-1989)
Glycoproteins (1966-1987)
Membrane Glycoproteins (1988-1989)
Public MeSH Note
90; N CADHERIN was indexed under CADHERINS 1994-95; LIVER CELL ADHESION MOLECULES was see CELL ADHESION MOLECULES 1990-95
Online Note
use CADHERINS (NM) to search N CADHERIN 1994-95; use CELL ADHESION MOLECULES to search LIVER CELL ADHESION MOLECULES 1990-95
History Note
90; N CADHERIN was NM 1994-95; LIVER CELL ADHESION MOLECULES was see CELL ADHESION MOLECULES 1990-95
Date Established
1990/01/01
Date of Entry
1989/05/25
Revision Date
2020/05/27
Cadherins Preferred
Liver Cell Adhesion Molecule Narrower
P-Cadherins Narrower
E-Cadherins Narrower
N-Cadherins Narrower
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