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GO term:apoptotic process
Synonym: activation of apoptosis
Synonym: apoptosis
Synonym: apoptosis activator activity
Synonym: apoptosis signaling
Synonym: apoptotic cell death
Synonym: apoptotic program
Synonym: apoptotic programmed cell death
Synonym: caspase-dependent programmed cell death
Synonym: cell suicide
Synonym: cellular suicide
Synonym: commitment to apoptosis
Synonym: induction of apoptosis
Synonym: induction of apoptosis by p53
Synonym: programmed cell death by apoptosis
Synonym: signaling (initiator) caspase activity
Synonym: type I programmed cell death
GO id:GO:0006915
Alternate id: GO:0008632, GO:0006917
Definition:A programmed cell death process which begins when a cell receives an internal (e.g. DNA damage) or external signal (e.g. an extracellular death ligand), and proceeds through a series of biochemical events (signaling pathway phase) which trigger an execution phase. The execution phase is the last step of an apoptotic process, and is typically characterized by rounding-up of the cell, retraction of pseudopodes, reduction of cellular volume (pyknosis), chromatin condensation, nuclear fragmentation (karyorrhexis), plasma membrane blebbing and fragmentation of the cell into apoptotic bodies. When the execution phase is completed, the cell has died.
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


obsolete Gene_Ontology
        is-abiological_process
                is-acellular process
                        is-asingle-organism cellular process
                                is-acell death
                                        is-aprogrammed cell death
                                                is-aapoptotic process [GO:0006915] (1699 genes, 3851 annotations)
                                                        is-aanoikis +
                                                        part-ofapoptotic mitochondrial changes +
                                                        is-aapoptotic process in bone marrow +
                                                        is-aapoptotic process involved in development +
                                                        part-ofapoptotic signaling pathway +
                                                        is-aepithelial cell apoptotic process +
                                                        part-ofexecution phase of apoptosis +
                                                        is-afat cell apoptotic process +
                                                        is-afibroblast apoptotic process +
                                                        is-aglial cell apoptotic process +
                                                        is-ahepatoblast apoptotic process
                                                        is-ainflammatory cell apoptotic process +
                                                        is-aleukocyte apoptotic process +
                                                        is-amelanocyte apoptotic process
                                                        is-amesenchymal cell apoptotic process +
                                                        is-amuscle cell apoptotic process +
                                                        is-amyeloid cell apoptotic process +
                                                        is-amyofibroblast cell apoptotic process +
                                                        negatively-regulatesnegative regulation of apoptotic process +
                                                        part-ofnegative regulation of mitochondrial membrane permeability involved in apoptotic process
                                                        is-aneuron apoptotic process +
                                                        positively-regulatespositive regulation of apoptotic process +
                                                        part-ofpositive regulation of mitochondrial membrane permeability involved in apoptotic process +
                                                        regulatesregulation of apoptotic process +
                                                        part-ofregulation of mitochondrial membrane permeability involved in apoptotic process +
                                                        is-aretinal cell apoptotic process +
                                                is-aautolysis
                                                is-aautophagic cell death +
                                                is-acornification
                                                is-aferroptosis
                                                is-ahost programmed cell death induced by symbiont +
                                                part-ofmitochondrial outer membrane permeabilization involved in programmed cell death +
                                                negatively-regulatesnegative regulation of programmed cell death +
                                                positively-regulatespositive regulation of programmed cell death +
                                                is-aprogrammed cell death in response to reactive oxygen species +
                                                is-aprogrammed cell death involved in cell development +
                                                is-aprogrammed necrotic cell death +
                                                is-apyroptosis
                                                regulatesregulation of programmed cell death +


obsolete Gene_Ontology
        is-abiological_process
                is-asingle-organism process
                        is-asingle-organism cellular process
                                is-acell death
                                        is-aprogrammed cell death
                                                is-aapoptotic process [GO:0006915] (1699 genes, 3851 annotations)
                                                        is-aanoikis +
                                                        part-ofapoptotic mitochondrial changes +
                                                        is-aapoptotic process in bone marrow +
                                                        is-aapoptotic process involved in development +
                                                        part-ofapoptotic signaling pathway +
                                                        is-aepithelial cell apoptotic process +
                                                        part-ofexecution phase of apoptosis +
                                                        is-afat cell apoptotic process +
                                                        is-afibroblast apoptotic process +
                                                        is-aglial cell apoptotic process +
                                                        is-ahepatoblast apoptotic process
                                                        is-ainflammatory cell apoptotic process +
                                                        is-aleukocyte apoptotic process +
                                                        is-amelanocyte apoptotic process
                                                        is-amesenchymal cell apoptotic process +
                                                        is-amuscle cell apoptotic process +
                                                        is-amyeloid cell apoptotic process +
                                                        is-amyofibroblast cell apoptotic process +
                                                        negatively-regulatesnegative regulation of apoptotic process +
                                                        part-ofnegative regulation of mitochondrial membrane permeability involved in apoptotic process
                                                        is-aneuron apoptotic process +
                                                        positively-regulatespositive regulation of apoptotic process +
                                                        part-ofpositive regulation of mitochondrial membrane permeability involved in apoptotic process +
                                                        regulatesregulation of apoptotic process +
                                                        part-ofregulation of mitochondrial membrane permeability involved in apoptotic process +
                                                        is-aretinal cell apoptotic process +
                                                is-aautolysis
                                                is-aautophagic cell death +
                                                is-acornification
                                                is-aferroptosis
                                                is-ahost programmed cell death induced by symbiont +
                                                part-ofmitochondrial outer membrane permeabilization involved in programmed cell death +
                                                negatively-regulatesnegative regulation of programmed cell death +
                                                positively-regulatespositive regulation of programmed cell death +
                                                is-aprogrammed cell death in response to reactive oxygen species +
                                                is-aprogrammed cell death involved in cell development +
                                                is-aprogrammed necrotic cell death +
                                                is-apyroptosis
                                                regulatesregulation of programmed cell death +


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