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Carcinoembryonic Antigen

"Carcinoembryonic Antigen" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

A glycoprotein that is secreted into the luminal surface of the epithelia in the gastrointestinal tract. It is found in the feces and pancreaticobiliary secretions and is used to monitor the response to colon cancer treatment.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Carcinoembryonic Antigen" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Carcinoembryonic Antigen" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 216 publications over 31 distinct years, with a maximum of 15 publications in 2011 and 2012
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