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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:abnormal sebocyte differentiation
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Accession:MP:0013376 term browser browse the term
Definition:abnormal formation or arrest of differentiation of the sebum-producing epithelial cells of the sebaceous glands that release their content by rupture of the cell membrane and cellular degradation; these cells are most commonly found in the skin in association with hair follicles (forming the pilosebaceous unit), where they arise from hair follicle keratinocytes, but there are also sebaceous glands not associated with a hair follicle; the latter have special functions as secretion of pheromones or corneal protection; sebocyte differentiation is defined by increasing accumulation of lipid droplets, the major component of sebum
Synonyms:exact_synonym: abnormal acinar cell of sebaceous gland differentiation;   abnormal sebaceous epithelial cell differentiation

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  mammalian phenotype 0
    integument phenotype 0
      abnormal skin adnexa morphology 0
        abnormal skin adnexa development 0
          abnormal sebocyte differentiation 0
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  mammalian phenotype 0
    endocrine/exocrine gland phenotype 0
      abnormal gland morphology 0
        abnormal exocrine gland morphology 0
          abnormal holocrine gland morphology 0
            abnormal sebaceous gland morphology 0
              abnormal sebocyte morphology 0
                abnormal sebocyte differentiation 0
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