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Descriptor English: Vimentin
Descriptor Spanish: Vimentina
Descriptor Portuguese: Vimentina
Descriptor French: Vimentine
Tree number(s): D05.750.078.593.900
D12.776.220.475.900
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D014746
Scope note: An intermediate filament protein found in most differentiating cells, in cells grown in tissue culture, and in certain fully differentiated cells. Its insolubility suggests that it serves a structural function in the cytoplasm. MW 52,000.
Annotation: an intermediate filament protein; /biosyn /physiol permitted
Allowable Qualifiers: AD administration & dosage
AE adverse effects
AG agonists
AI antagonists & inhibitors
AN analysis
BI biosynthesis
BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CH chemistry
CL classification
CS chemical synthesis
DE drug effects
DF deficiency
EC economics
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism
PD pharmacology
PH physiology
PK pharmacokinetics
PO poisoning
RE radiation effects
SD supply & distribution
ST standards
TO toxicity
TU therapeutic use
UL ultrastructure
UR urine
Previous Indexing: Intermediate Filament Proteins (1983-1984)
Muscle Proteins (1966-1982)
Public MeSH Note: 85
History Note: 85
DeCS ID: 15150
Unique ID: D014746
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Date Established: 1985/01/01
Date of Entry: 1984/04/06
Revision Date: 2004/07/07
Vimentin - Preferred
Concept UI M0022670
Scope note An intermediate filament protein found in most differentiating cells, in cells grown in tissue culture, and in certain fully differentiated cells. Its insolubility suggests that it serves a structural function in the cytoplasm. MW 52,000.
Preferred term Vimentin



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