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GO term:melanocyte differentiation
Synonym: melanocyte cell differentiation
Synonym: melanophore differentiation
GO id:GO:0030318
Definition:The process in which a relatively unspecialized cell acquires specialized features of a melanocyte.
Number of paths to term: 12

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-abiological_process
                is-acellular process
                        is-asingle-organism cellular process
                                is-acellular developmental process
                                        is-acell differentiation
                                                is-aepithelial cell differentiation
                                                        is-acolumnar/cuboidal epithelial cell differentiation
                                                                is-aneuroepithelial cell differentiation
                                                                        negatively-regulatesinhibition of neuroepithelial cell differentiation +
                                                                        is-ainterstitial cell of Cajal differentiation
                                                                        is-amelanocyte differentiation [GO:0030318] (26 genes, 33 annotations)
                                                                                is-aearly stripe melanocyte differentiation +
                                                                                is-alate stripe melanocyte differentiation +
                                                                                negatively-regulatesnegative regulation of melanocyte differentiation +
                                                                                positively-regulatespositive regulation of melanocyte differentiation +
                                                                                regulatesregulation of melanocyte differentiation +
                                                                        is-aneuroendocrine cell differentiation +
                                                                        positively-regulatespositive regulation of neuroepithelial cell differentiation +


Gene_Ontology
        is-abiological_process
                is-acellular process
                        is-asingle-organism cellular process
                                is-acellular developmental process
                                        is-acell differentiation
                                                is-apigment cell differentiation
                                                        is-acyanophore differentiation +
                                                        is-aerythrophore differentiation +
                                                        is-airidophore differentiation +
                                                        is-aleucophore differentiation +
                                                        is-amelanocyte differentiation [GO:0030318] (26 genes, 33 annotations)
                                                                is-aearly stripe melanocyte differentiation +
                                                                is-alate stripe melanocyte differentiation +
                                                                negatively-regulatesnegative regulation of melanocyte differentiation +
                                                                positively-regulatespositive regulation of melanocyte differentiation +
                                                                regulatesregulation of melanocyte differentiation +
                                                        negatively-regulatesnegative regulation of pigment cell differentiation +
                                                        part-ofpigment cell development
                                                        part-ofpigment granule maturation +
                                                        positively-regulatespositive regulation of pigment cell differentiation +
                                                        regulatesregulation of pigment cell differentiation +
                                                        is-axanthophore differentiation +


Gene_Ontology
        is-abiological_process
                is-adevelopmental process
                        is-aanatomical structure development
                                is-atissue development
                                        is-aepithelium development
                                                part-ofepithelial cell differentiation
                                                        is-acolumnar/cuboidal epithelial cell differentiation
                                                                is-aneuroepithelial cell differentiation
                                                                        negatively-regulatesinhibition of neuroepithelial cell differentiation +
                                                                        is-ainterstitial cell of Cajal differentiation
                                                                        is-amelanocyte differentiation [GO:0030318] (26 genes, 33 annotations)
                                                                                is-aearly stripe melanocyte differentiation +
                                                                                is-alate stripe melanocyte differentiation +
                                                                                negatively-regulatesnegative regulation of melanocyte differentiation +
                                                                                positively-regulatespositive regulation of melanocyte differentiation +
                                                                                regulatesregulation of melanocyte differentiation +
                                                                        is-aneuroendocrine cell differentiation +
                                                                        positively-regulatespositive regulation of neuroepithelial cell differentiation +


Gene_Ontology
        is-abiological_process
                is-adevelopmental process
                        is-asingle-organism developmental process
                                is-acellular developmental process
                                        is-acell differentiation
                                                is-aepithelial cell differentiation
                                                        is-acolumnar/cuboidal epithelial cell differentiation
                                                                is-aneuroepithelial cell differentiation
                                                                        negatively-regulatesinhibition of neuroepithelial cell differentiation +
                                                                        is-ainterstitial cell of Cajal differentiation
                                                                        is-amelanocyte differentiation [GO:0030318] (26 genes, 33 annotations)
                                                                                is-aearly stripe melanocyte differentiation +
                                                                                is-alate stripe melanocyte differentiation +
                                                                                negatively-regulatesnegative regulation of melanocyte differentiation +
                                                                                positively-regulatespositive regulation of melanocyte differentiation +
                                                                                regulatesregulation of melanocyte differentiation +
                                                                        is-aneuroendocrine cell differentiation +
                                                                        positively-regulatespositive regulation of neuroepithelial cell differentiation +


Gene_Ontology
        is-abiological_process
                is-adevelopmental process
                        is-asingle-organism developmental process
                                is-acellular developmental process
                                        is-acell differentiation
                                                is-apigment cell differentiation
                                                        is-acyanophore differentiation +
                                                        is-aerythrophore differentiation +
                                                        is-airidophore differentiation +
                                                        is-aleucophore differentiation +
                                                        is-amelanocyte differentiation [GO:0030318] (26 genes, 33 annotations)
                                                                is-aearly stripe melanocyte differentiation +
                                                                is-alate stripe melanocyte differentiation +
                                                                negatively-regulatesnegative regulation of melanocyte differentiation +
                                                                positively-regulatespositive regulation of melanocyte differentiation +
                                                                regulatesregulation of melanocyte differentiation +
                                                        negatively-regulatesnegative regulation of pigment cell differentiation +
                                                        part-ofpigment cell development
                                                        part-ofpigment granule maturation +
                                                        positively-regulatespositive regulation of pigment cell differentiation +
                                                        regulatesregulation of pigment cell differentiation +
                                                        is-axanthophore differentiation +


Gene_Ontology
        is-abiological_process
                is-adevelopmental process
                        is-asingle-organism developmental process
                                is-adevelopmental pigmentation
                                        part-ofpigment cell differentiation
                                                is-acyanophore differentiation +
                                                is-aerythrophore differentiation +
                                                is-airidophore differentiation +
                                                is-aleucophore differentiation +
                                                is-amelanocyte differentiation [GO:0030318] (26 genes, 33 annotations)
                                                        is-aearly stripe melanocyte differentiation +
                                                        is-alate stripe melanocyte differentiation +
                                                        negatively-regulatesnegative regulation of melanocyte differentiation +
                                                        positively-regulatespositive regulation of melanocyte differentiation +
                                                        regulatesregulation of melanocyte differentiation +
                                                negatively-regulatesnegative regulation of pigment cell differentiation +
                                                part-ofpigment cell development
                                                part-ofpigment granule maturation +
                                                positively-regulatespositive regulation of pigment cell differentiation +
                                                regulatesregulation of pigment cell differentiation +
                                                is-axanthophore differentiation +


Gene_Ontology
        is-abiological_process
                is-asingle-organism process
                        is-apigmentation
                                is-adevelopmental pigmentation
                                        part-ofpigment cell differentiation
                                                is-acyanophore differentiation +
                                                is-aerythrophore differentiation +
                                                is-airidophore differentiation +
                                                is-aleucophore differentiation +
                                                is-amelanocyte differentiation [GO:0030318] (26 genes, 33 annotations)
                                                        is-aearly stripe melanocyte differentiation +
                                                        is-alate stripe melanocyte differentiation +
                                                        negatively-regulatesnegative regulation of melanocyte differentiation +
                                                        positively-regulatespositive regulation of melanocyte differentiation +
                                                        regulatesregulation of melanocyte differentiation +
                                                negatively-regulatesnegative regulation of pigment cell differentiation +
                                                part-ofpigment cell development
                                                part-ofpigment granule maturation +
                                                positively-regulatespositive regulation of pigment cell differentiation +
                                                regulatesregulation of pigment cell differentiation +
                                                is-axanthophore differentiation +


Gene_Ontology
        is-abiological_process
                is-asingle-organism process
                        is-asingle-organism cellular process
                                is-acellular developmental process
                                        is-acell differentiation
                                                is-aepithelial cell differentiation
                                                        is-acolumnar/cuboidal epithelial cell differentiation
                                                                is-aneuroepithelial cell differentiation
                                                                        negatively-regulatesinhibition of neuroepithelial cell differentiation +
                                                                        is-ainterstitial cell of Cajal differentiation
                                                                        is-amelanocyte differentiation [GO:0030318] (26 genes, 33 annotations)
                                                                                is-aearly stripe melanocyte differentiation +
                                                                                is-alate stripe melanocyte differentiation +
                                                                                negatively-regulatesnegative regulation of melanocyte differentiation +
                                                                                positively-regulatespositive regulation of melanocyte differentiation +
                                                                                regulatesregulation of melanocyte differentiation +
                                                                        is-aneuroendocrine cell differentiation +
                                                                        positively-regulatespositive regulation of neuroepithelial cell differentiation +


Gene_Ontology
        is-abiological_process
                is-asingle-organism process
                        is-asingle-organism cellular process
                                is-acellular developmental process
                                        is-acell differentiation
                                                is-apigment cell differentiation
                                                        is-acyanophore differentiation +
                                                        is-aerythrophore differentiation +
                                                        is-airidophore differentiation +
                                                        is-aleucophore differentiation +
                                                        is-amelanocyte differentiation [GO:0030318] (26 genes, 33 annotations)
                                                                is-aearly stripe melanocyte differentiation +
                                                                is-alate stripe melanocyte differentiation +
                                                                negatively-regulatesnegative regulation of melanocyte differentiation +
                                                                positively-regulatespositive regulation of melanocyte differentiation +
                                                                regulatesregulation of melanocyte differentiation +
                                                        negatively-regulatesnegative regulation of pigment cell differentiation +
                                                        part-ofpigment cell development
                                                        part-ofpigment granule maturation +
                                                        positively-regulatespositive regulation of pigment cell differentiation +
                                                        regulatesregulation of pigment cell differentiation +
                                                        is-axanthophore differentiation +


Gene_Ontology
        is-abiological_process
                is-asingle-organism process
                        is-asingle-organism developmental process
                                is-acellular developmental process
                                        is-acell differentiation
                                                is-aepithelial cell differentiation
                                                        is-acolumnar/cuboidal epithelial cell differentiation
                                                                is-aneuroepithelial cell differentiation
                                                                        negatively-regulatesinhibition of neuroepithelial cell differentiation +
                                                                        is-ainterstitial cell of Cajal differentiation
                                                                        is-amelanocyte differentiation [GO:0030318] (26 genes, 33 annotations)
                                                                                is-aearly stripe melanocyte differentiation +
                                                                                is-alate stripe melanocyte differentiation +
                                                                                negatively-regulatesnegative regulation of melanocyte differentiation +
                                                                                positively-regulatespositive regulation of melanocyte differentiation +
                                                                                regulatesregulation of melanocyte differentiation +
                                                                        is-aneuroendocrine cell differentiation +
                                                                        positively-regulatespositive regulation of neuroepithelial cell differentiation +


Gene_Ontology
        is-abiological_process
                is-asingle-organism process
                        is-asingle-organism developmental process
                                is-acellular developmental process
                                        is-acell differentiation
                                                is-apigment cell differentiation
                                                        is-acyanophore differentiation +
                                                        is-aerythrophore differentiation +
                                                        is-airidophore differentiation +
                                                        is-aleucophore differentiation +
                                                        is-amelanocyte differentiation [GO:0030318] (26 genes, 33 annotations)
                                                                is-aearly stripe melanocyte differentiation +
                                                                is-alate stripe melanocyte differentiation +
                                                                negatively-regulatesnegative regulation of melanocyte differentiation +
                                                                positively-regulatespositive regulation of melanocyte differentiation +
                                                                regulatesregulation of melanocyte differentiation +
                                                        negatively-regulatesnegative regulation of pigment cell differentiation +
                                                        part-ofpigment cell development
                                                        part-ofpigment granule maturation +
                                                        positively-regulatespositive regulation of pigment cell differentiation +
                                                        regulatesregulation of pigment cell differentiation +
                                                        is-axanthophore differentiation +


Gene_Ontology
        is-abiological_process
                is-asingle-organism process
                        is-asingle-organism developmental process
                                is-adevelopmental pigmentation
                                        part-ofpigment cell differentiation
                                                is-acyanophore differentiation +
                                                is-aerythrophore differentiation +
                                                is-airidophore differentiation +
                                                is-aleucophore differentiation +
                                                is-amelanocyte differentiation [GO:0030318] (26 genes, 33 annotations)
                                                        is-aearly stripe melanocyte differentiation +
                                                        is-alate stripe melanocyte differentiation +
                                                        negatively-regulatesnegative regulation of melanocyte differentiation +
                                                        positively-regulatespositive regulation of melanocyte differentiation +
                                                        regulatesregulation of melanocyte differentiation +
                                                negatively-regulatesnegative regulation of pigment cell differentiation +
                                                part-ofpigment cell development
                                                part-ofpigment granule maturation +
                                                positively-regulatespositive regulation of pigment cell differentiation +
                                                regulatesregulation of pigment cell differentiation +
                                                is-axanthophore differentiation +


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