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Cryptochromes MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Cryptochromes
Tree Number(s)
D12.644.360.138.150
D12.776.331.180
D12.776.476.156.250
D12.776.765.593.500
Unique ID
D056931
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D056931
Scope Note
Flavoproteins that function as circadian rhythm signaling proteins in ANIMALS and as blue-light photoreceptors in PLANTS. They are structurally-related to DNA PHOTOLYASES and it is believed that both classes of proteins may have originated from an earlier protein that played a role in protecting primitive organisms from the cyclical exposure to UV LIGHT.
Entry Term(s)
Cryptochrome
Cryptochrome Proteins
Registry Number
0
Public MeSH Note
2010; CHRYPTOCHROME (now CHRYPTOCHROMES) was indexed under FLAVOPROTEINS 1999-2009 and under PLANT PROTEINS 1990-2004
History Note
2010(1990)
Date Established
2010/01/01
Date of Entry
2009/07/06
Revision Date
2018/06/30
Cryptochromes Preferred
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