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Descriptor English: Peptidoglycan
Descriptor Spanish: Peptidoglicano
Descriptor Portuguese: Peptidoglicano
Descriptor French: Peptidoglycane
Entry term(s): Murein
Pseudomurein
Tree number(s): D09.400.420.700
D09.698.718.594
D12.644.233.594
D12.776.395.560.800
D23.050.161.616.594
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D010457
Scope note: A structural polymer of the bacterial cell envelope consisting of sugars and amino acids which is responsible for both shape determination and cellular integrity under osmotic stress in virtually all bacteria.
Annotation: coordinate with specific bacterium
Allowable Qualifiers: AD administration & dosage
AE adverse effects
AN analysis
BI biosynthesis
BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CH chemistry
CL classification
DE drug effects
EC economics
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism
PD pharmacology
PO poisoning
RE radiation effects
TO toxicity
TU therapeutic use
UL ultrastructure
UR urine
Previous Indexing: Mucopolysaccharides (1966-1970)
Polysaccharides, Bacterial (1966-1970)
Public MeSH Note: 73
History Note: 73(71)
DeCS ID: 23414
Unique ID: D010457
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1973/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2017/06/19
Peptidoglycan - Preferred
Concept UI M0016240
Scope note A structural polymer of the bacterial cell envelope consisting of sugars and amino acids which is responsible for both shape determination and cellular integrity under osmotic stress in virtually all bacteria.
Preferred term Peptidoglycan
Entry term(s) Murein
Pseudomurein - Narrower
Concept UI M0016241
Preferred term Pseudomurein



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