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Chief Cells, Gastric MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Chief Cells, Gastric
Tree Number(s)
A03.556.875.875.440.150
A10.615.550.291.150
A11.436.150
Unique ID
D019872
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D019872
Scope Note
Epithelial cells that line the basal half of the GASTRIC GLANDS. Chief cells synthesize and export an inactive enzyme PEPSINOGEN which is converted into the highly proteolytic enzyme PEPSIN in the acid environment of the STOMACH.
Entry Term(s)
Gastric Chief Cells
Gastric Zymogenic Cells
Previous Indexing
Gastric Mucosa (1966-1997)
Public MeSH Note
98
History Note
98
Date Established
1998/01/01
Date of Entry
1997/06/20
Revision Date
2005/06/30
Chief Cells, Gastric Preferred
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