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Descriptor in English: Microtubule-Organizing Center
Descriptor in Spanish: Centro Organizador de los Microtúbulos
Descriptor in Portuguese: Centro Organizador dos Microtúbulos
Descriptor in French: Centre organisateur de microtubules
Entry term(s): MTOC
MTOCs
Microtubule Organizing Center
Microtubule-Organizing Centers
Tree number(s): A11.284.430.214.190.750.585
Scope note: An amorphous region of electron dense material in the cytoplasm from which the MICROTUBULES polymerization is nucleated. The pericentriolar region of the CENTROSOME which surrounds the CENTRIOLES is an example.
Allowable Qualifiers: CH chemistry
CL classification
DE drug effects
EN enzymology
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PA pathology
PH physiology
PS parasitology
RE radiation effects
TR transplantation
UL ultrastructure
VI virology
History Note: 2001; use CENTROSOME 1993-2000
DeCS UI: 35281
Descriptor UI: D022101
Date Established: 2001/01/01
Date of Entry: 2000/07/06
Revision Date: 2003/07/09
Microtubule-Organizing Center - Preferred
Concept UI M0027611
Scope note An amorphous region of electron dense material in the cytoplasm from which the MICROTUBULES polymerization is nucleated. The pericentriolar region of the CENTROSOME which surrounds the CENTRIOLES is an example.
Preferred term Microtubule-Organizing Center
Entry term(s) MTOC
MTOCs
Microtubule Organizing Center
Microtubule-Organizing Centers



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