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Selenocysteine MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Selenocysteine
Tree Number(s)
D02.731.600
D02.886.030.230.700
D12.125.166.230.700
Unique ID
D017279
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D017279
Scope Note
A naturally occurring amino acid in both eukaryotic and prokaryotic organisms. It is found in tRNAs and in the catalytic site of some enzymes. The genes for glutathione peroxidase and formate dehydrogenase contain the TGA codon, which codes for this amino acid.
Entry Term(s)
3-Selenylalanine
L-Alanine, 3-selenyl-
Selenocysteine, DL-Isomer
Registry Number
0CH9049VIS
Related Numbers
10236-58-5
18312-66-8
3614-08-2
Previous Indexing
Cysteine/analogs & derivatives (1977-1992)
Organoselenium Compounds (1991-1992)
Selenium (1977-1991)
Public MeSH Note
93; SELENOCYSTEINE was indexed under CYSTEINE/analogs & derivatives 1977-92, ORGANOSELENIUM COMPOUNDS 1991-92, & SELENIUM 1977-91
Online Note
use SELENOCYSTEINE (NM) to search SELENOCYSTEINE 1980-92
History Note
93; was SELENOCYSTEINE (NM) 1977-92
Date Established
1993/01/01
Date of Entry
1992/05/22
Revision Date
2019/07/01
Selenocysteine Preferred
Selenocysteine, DL-Isomer Related
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