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Descriptor in English: Nacre
Descriptor in Spanish: Nácar
Descriptor in Portuguese: Nácar
Descriptor in French: Nacre
Entry term(s): Mother of Pearl
Tree number(s): D01.146.275.500
D01.200.275.150.150.500
D01.578.200.500
Scope note: A biomineral consisting of layers of crystalized ARAGONITE, separated by interlamellar layers of organic matrix containing beta-CHITIN, and surrounded by an intercrystalline organic membrane of silk fibroin. Nacre is the iridescent substance better known as mother-of-pearl that is secreted by MOLLUSCS.
Annotation: NACRE PROTEIN, ZEBRAFISH is also available
Allowable Qualifiers: AA analogs & derivatives
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
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
UR urine
History Note: 2012
See also the descriptors: Conchiolinum DeCS
DeCS UI: 54547
Descriptor UI: D060734
Date Established: 2012/01/01
Date of Entry: 2011/06/24
Nacre - Preferred
Concept UI M0555130
Scope note A biomineral consisting of layers of crystalized ARAGONITE, separated by interlamellar layers of organic matrix containing beta-CHITIN, and surrounded by an intercrystalline organic membrane of silk fibroin. Nacre is the iridescent substance better known as mother-of-pearl that is secreted by MOLLUSCS.
Preferred term Nacre
Entry term(s) Mother of Pearl



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