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Descriptor English: Glycocalyx
Descriptor Spanish: Glicocálix
Descriptor Portuguese: Glicocálix
Descriptor French: Glycocalyx
Entry term(s): Cell Coat
Cell Coats
Coat, Cell
Coats, Cell
Glycocalix
Tree number(s): A11.284.149.165.355
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D019276
Scope note: The carbohydrate-rich zone on the cell surface. This zone can be visualized by a variety of stains as well as by its affinity for lectins. Although most of the carbohydrate is attached to intrinsic plasma membrane molecules, the glycocalyx usually also contains both glycoproteins and proteoglycans that have been secreted into the extracellular space and then adsorbed onto the cell surface. (Alberts et al., Molecular Biology of the Cell, 3d ed, p502)
Annotation: a carbohydrate-rich zone on cell surface
Allowable Qualifiers: CH chemistry
CL classification
DE drug effects
EN enzymology
GE genetics
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PA pathology
PH physiology
PS parasitology
RE radiation effects
TR transplantation
UL ultrastructure
VI virology
Previous Indexing: Glycoproteins (1976-1996)
Polysaccharides (1976-1996)
Public MeSH Note: 97; GLYCOCALYX was indexed under GLYCOPROTEINS & POLYSACCHARIDES 1976-96
History Note: 97; was GLYCOCALYX (NM) 1976-96
DeCS ID: 32876
Unique ID: D019276
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1997/01/01
Date of Entry: 1996/06/10
Revision Date: 2000/06/22
Glycocalyx - Preferred
Concept UI M0028705
Scope note The carbohydrate-rich zone on the cell surface. This zone can be visualized by a variety of stains as well as by its affinity for lectins. Although most of the carbohydrate is attached to intrinsic plasma membrane molecules, the glycocalyx usually also contains both glycoproteins and proteoglycans that have been secreted into the extracellular space and then adsorbed onto the cell surface. (Alberts et al., Molecular Biology of the Cell, 3d ed, p502)
Preferred term Glycocalyx
Entry term(s) Cell Coat
Cell Coats
Coat, Cell
Coats, Cell
Glycocalix



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