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The Mouse Adult Gross Anatomy Ontology and Mammalian Phenotype Ontology are downloaded weekly from the Mouse Genome Informatics databases at Jackson Laboratories ( For more information about these ontologies, see the MGI Publications Page at

Term:foam cell reticulosis
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Accession:MP:0009841 term browser browse the term
Definition:an increase in cells with a vacuolated appearance due to abnormal deposition and retention of lipoproteins and derived from or related to the group of cells having the ability to take up and sequester inert particles and vital dyes, including macrophages and macrophage precursors, specialized endothelial cells lining the sinusoids of the liver, spleen, and bone marrow, and macrophages of lymphatic tissue and fibroblasts of bone marrow
Synonyms:exact_synonym: increased foam cell number

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  mammalian phenotype 5417
    cellular phenotype 187
      abnormal cell morphology 47
        abnormal foam cell morphology 11
          foam cell reticulosis 0
            increased macrophage derived foam cell number 0
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