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Cathelicidins MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Cathelicidins
Tree Number(s)
D12.644.050.099
D12.644.066.500.099
D12.776.543.695.054.099
Unique ID
D054804
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D054804
Scope Note
Antimicrobial cationic peptides with a highly conserved amino terminal cathelin-like domain and a more variable carboxy terminal domain. They are initially synthesized as preproproteins and then cleaved. They are expressed in many tissues of humans and localized to EPITHELIAL CELLS. They kill nonviral pathogens by forming pores in membranes.
Registry Number
0
Public MeSH Note
2008
History Note
2008
Date Established
2008/01/01
Date of Entry
2007/07/09
Revision Date
2021/05/10
Cathelicidins Preferred
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