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Descriptor English: Lipocalins
Descriptor Spanish: Lipocalinas
Descriptor Portuguese: Lipocalinas
Descriptor French: Lipocalines
Entry term(s): Lipocalin
Tree number(s): D12.776.157.469
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D054834
Scope note: A diverse family of extracellular proteins that bind to small hydrophobic molecules. They were originally characterized as transport proteins, however they may have additional roles such as taking part in the formation of macromolecular complexes with other proteins and binding to CELL SURFACE RECEPTORS.
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
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
Public MeSH Note: 2008
History Note: 2008
DeCS ID: 52790
Unique ID: D054834
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Date Established: 2008/01/01
Date of Entry: 2007/07/09
Lipocalins - Preferred
Concept UI M0508178
Scope note A diverse family of extracellular proteins that bind to small hydrophobic molecules. They were originally characterized as transport proteins, however they may have additional roles such as taking part in the formation of macromolecular complexes with other proteins and binding to CELL SURFACE RECEPTORS.
Preferred term Lipocalins
Entry term(s) Lipocalin



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