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GO term:metabolic process
Synonym: metabolic process resulting in cell growth
Synonym: metabolism
Synonym: metabolism resulting in cell growth
GO id:GO:0008152
Definition:The chemical reactions and pathways, including anabolism and catabolism, by which living organisms transform chemical substances. Metabolic processes typically transform small molecules, but also include macromolecular processes such as DNA repair and replication, and protein synthesis and degradation.
CommentsNote that metabolic processes do not include single functions or processes such as protein-protein interactions, protein-nucleic acids, nor receptor-ligand interactions.
Number of paths to term: 1

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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-abiological_process
                is-abiological adhesion +
                is-abiological regulation +
                is-acell killing +
                is-acellular component organization or biogenesis +
                is-acellular process +
                is-adevelopmental process +
                is-aestablishment of localization +
                is-agrowth +
                is-ahormone secretion +
                is-aimmune system process +
                is-alocalization +
                is-alocomotion +
                is-ametabolic process [GO:0008152] (9821 genes, 35317 annotations)
                        is-abiosynthetic process +
                        is-acatabolic process +
                        is-acellular metabolic process +
                        is-ahormone metabolic process +
                        is-ahydrogen metabolic process +
                        is-amethylation +
                        is-amulti-organism metabolic process +
                        negatively-regulatesnegative regulation of metabolic process +
                        is-anitrogen compound metabolic process +
                        is-aorganic substance metabolic process +
                        positively-regulatespositive regulation of metabolic process +
                        is-aprimary metabolic process +
                        regulatesregulation of metabolic process +
                        is-asingle-organism metabolic process +
                        is-atyrocidine metabolic process +
                        is-awax metabolic process +
                is-amulti-organism process +
                is-amulticellular organismal process +
                negatively-regulatesnegative regulation of biological process +
                positively-regulatespositive regulation of biological process +
                regulatesregulation of biological process +
                is-areproduction +
                is-areproductive process +
                is-aresponse to stimulus +
                is-arhythmic process +
                is-asignaling +
                is-asingle-organism process +


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last database update
07/15/2014
MGI 5.18
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