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GO term:microvillus
Synonym: microvilli
GO id:GO:0005902
Definition:Thin cylindrical membrane-covered projections on the surface of an animal cell containing a core bundle of actin filaments. Present in especially large numbers on the absorptive surface of intestinal cells.
CommentsNote that this term refers to a projection from a single cell, and should not be confused with 'microvillus' as used to refer to a multicellular structure such as that found in the placenta.
Number of paths to term: 2

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


Gene_Ontology
        is-acellular_component
                is-acell
                        part-ofcell part
                                is-acell projection
                                        is-ableb
                                        is-abrush border +
                                        is-acell hair
                                        part-ofcell projection part +
                                        is-acilium +
                                        is-acytoneme
                                        is-adendritic cell dendrite
                                        is-afilopodium +
                                        is-aglial cell projection +
                                        is-ahaustorium +
                                        is-ainvadopodium +
                                        is-alamellipodium +
                                        is-amacropinocytic cup +
                                        is-amating projection +
                                        is-amicrospike
                                        is-amicrovillus [GO:0005902] (81 genes, 95 annotations)
                                                part-ofmicrovillus membrane +
                                                is-arhabdomere microvillus +
                                                is-aSchwann cell microvillus
                                                is-astereocilium +
                                        is-amuscle cell projection +
                                        is-aneuron projection +
                                        is-aoral apparatus +
                                        is-apilus +
                                        is-aplant cell papilla +
                                        is-apollen tube +
                                        is-apseudopodium +
                                        is-arhabdomere +
                                        is-aroot hair +
                                        is-aruffle +
                                        is-auropod +


Gene_Ontology
        is-acellular_component
                is-acell part
                        is-acell projection
                                is-ableb
                                is-abrush border +
                                is-acell hair
                                part-ofcell projection part +
                                is-acilium +
                                is-acytoneme
                                is-adendritic cell dendrite
                                is-afilopodium +
                                is-aglial cell projection +
                                is-ahaustorium +
                                is-ainvadopodium +
                                is-alamellipodium +
                                is-amacropinocytic cup +
                                is-amating projection +
                                is-amicrospike
                                is-amicrovillus [GO:0005902] (81 genes, 95 annotations)
                                        part-ofmicrovillus membrane +
                                        is-arhabdomere microvillus +
                                        is-aSchwann cell microvillus
                                        is-astereocilium +
                                is-amuscle cell projection +
                                is-aneuron projection +
                                is-aoral apparatus +
                                is-apilus +
                                is-aplant cell papilla +
                                is-apollen tube +
                                is-apseudopodium +
                                is-arhabdomere +
                                is-aroot hair +
                                is-aruffle +
                                is-auropod +


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