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GO term:molecular_function
Synonym: molecular function
GO id:GO:0003674
Alternate id: GO:0005554
Definition:Elemental activities, such as catalysis or binding, describing the actions of a gene product at the molecular level. A given gene product may exhibit one or more molecular functions.
CommentsNote that, in addition to forming the root of the molecular function ontology, this term is recommended for use for the annotation of gene products whose molecular function is unknown. Note that when this term is used for annotation, it indicates that no information was available about the molecular function of the gene product annotated as of the date the annotation was made; the evidence code ND, no data, is used to indicate this.
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is-adenotes an 'is-a' relationship
part-ofdenotes a 'part-of' relationship
regulatesdenotes a 'regulates' relationship
positively-regulatesdenotes a 'positively-regulates' relationship
negatively-regulatesdenotes a 'negatively-regulates' relationship

obsolete Gene_Ontology
        is-amolecular_function [GO:0003674] (23345 genes, 98652 annotations)
                is-aantioxidant activity +
                is-abinding +
                is-acatalytic activity +
                is-achemoattractant activity +
                is-achemorepellent activity
                is-aD-alanyl carrier activity
                is-aelectron carrier activity +
                is-ametallochaperone activity +
                is-amolecular function regulator +
                is-amolecular transducer activity +
                is-amorphogen activity
                is-anucleic acid binding transcription factor activity +
                is-anutrient reservoir activity
                is-aprotein tag
                is-astructural molecule activity +
                is-atranscription factor activity, protein binding +
                is-atranslation regulator activity +
                is-atransporter activity +

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