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Lecithins MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Lecithins
Tree Number(s)
D10.570.755.375.760.400.800.806
D20.215.784.500.492
Unique ID
D054709
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D054709
Scope Note
A complex mixture of PHOSPHOLIPIDS; GLYCOLIPIDS; and TRIGLYCERIDES; with substantial amounts of PHOSPHATIDYLCHOLINES; PHOSPHATIDYLETHANOLAMINES; and PHOSPHATIDYLINOSITOLS, which are sometimes loosely termed as 1,2-diacyl-3-phosphocholines. Lecithin is a component of the CELL MEMBRANE and commercially extracted from SOYBEANS and EGG YOLK. The emulsifying and surfactant properties are useful in FOOD ADDITIVES and for forming organogels (GELS).
Entry Term(s)
Lecithin
Pharm Action
Surface-Active Agents
Registry Number
0
Previous Indexing
Phosphatidylcholines (1977-2007)
Public MeSH Note
2008, 1963-1976; see PHOSPHATIDYLCHOLINES 1977-2007
History Note
2008, 1963-1976; use PHOSPHATIDYLCHOLINES 1977-2007
Date Established
2008/01/01
Date of Entry
2007/07/09
Lecithins Preferred
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