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Category D - Chemicals and Drugs


(D12 subcategory) are a very important part of the MeSH vocabulary. This subcategory includes many general pre-coordinated terms, such as BACTERIAL PROTEINS, EYE PROTEINS, PREGNANCY PROTEINS, NERVE TISSUE PROTEINS, etc. It also includes such group headings as PHOSPHOPROTEINS, LIPOPROTEINS, METALLOPROTEINS, etc.

In addition to these general terms, there are many specific protein terms as either MeSH descriptors or SCR terms.

Acyl Carrier Protein (MeSH descriptor)
BRCA1 Protein (MeSH descriptor)
adiponutrin (SCR)

Flagging Proteins
The policy for flagging proteins that are not in MeSH is described in Technical Memorandum 507 (NLM staff access only).

New SCR protein records will be created only for proteins from the 11 model organisms listed below and for proteins from non-model organisms which are medically important.

Model organisms MeSH
Xenopus Xenopus Proteins
Zebrafish Zebrafish Proteins
Drosophila Drosophila Proteins
Arabidopsis thaliana Arabidopsis Proteins
Caenorhabditis elegans Caenorhabditis elegans Proteins
Schizosaccharomyces pombe Schizosaccharomyces pombe Proteins
Saccharomyces cerevisiae Saccharomyces cerevisiae Proteins
Escherichia coli Escherichia coli Proteins



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Last Reviewed: December 1, 2020