NLM Logo

Extracellular Matrix Proteins MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Extracellular Matrix Proteins
Tree Number(s)
D12.776.860.300
Unique ID
D016326
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D016326
Annotation
/drug eff /‌ultrastruct permitted
Scope Note
Macromolecular organic compounds that contain carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen, and usually, sulfur. These macromolecules (proteins) form an intricate meshwork in which cells are embedded to construct tissues. Variations in the relative types of macromolecules and their organization determine the type of extracellular matrix, each adapted to the functional requirements of the tissue. The two main classes of macromolecules that form the extracellular matrix are: glycosaminoglycans, usually linked to proteins (proteoglycans), and fibrous proteins (e.g., COLLAGEN; ELASTIN; FIBRONECTINS; and LAMININ).
Entry Term(s)
Extracellular Matrix Protein
Registry Number
0
NLM Classification #
QU 55.3
Previous Indexing
Extracellular Matrix (1984-1990)
See Also
Extracellular Traps
Receptors, Cytoadhesin
Public MeSH Note
91
History Note
91
Date Established
1991/01/01
Date of Entry
1990/06/17
Revision Date
2020/05/27
Extracellular Matrix Proteins Preferred
page delivered in 0.166s