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Ligands

"Ligands" 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 molecule that binds to another molecule, used especially to refer to a small molecule that binds specifically to a larger molecule, e.g., an antigen binding to an antibody, a hormone or neurotransmitter binding to a receptor, or a substrate or allosteric effector binding to an enzyme. Ligands are also molecules that donate or accept a pair of electrons to form a coordinate covalent bond with the central metal atom of a coordination complex. (From Dorland, 27th ed)


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Ligands" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Ligands" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 2190 publications over 31 distinct years, with a maximum of 126 publications in 2002 and 2004
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