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Protein Prenylation MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Protein Prenylation
Tree Number(s)
G02.111.660.871.790.600.400
G02.111.672.500
G02.111.691.600.400
G03.734.871.790.600.400
G03.804.500
G05.308.670.600.400
Unique ID
D017368
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D017368
Scope Note
A post-translational modification of proteins by the attachment of an isoprenoid to the C-terminal cysteine residue. The isoprenoids used, farnesyl diphosphate or geranylgeranyl diphosphate, are derived from the same biochemical pathway that produces cholesterol.
Entry Term(s)
Post-Translational Isoprenylation
Protein Farnesylation
Protein Geranylgeranylation
Protein Isoprenylation
Protein Polyisoprenylation
Previous Indexing
Protein Processing, Post-Translational (1987-1992)
Public MeSH Note
2008; see PROTEIN ISOPRENYLATION 1993-2007
History Note
2008(1993)
Date Established
1993/01/01
Date of Entry
1992/06/03
Revision Date
2016/06/23
Protein Prenylation Preferred
Protein Polyisoprenylation Narrower
Protein Isoprenylation Narrower
Protein Farnesylation Narrower
Protein Geranylgeranylation Narrower
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