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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 physiology
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Accession:MP:0014054 term browser browse the term
Definition:any functional anomaly of the highly specialized, sebum-producing epithelial cells of the sebaceous glands that release their content by rupture of the cell membrane and cellular degradation (holocrine secretion); 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
Synonyms:exact_synonym: abnormal acinar cell of sebaceous gland physiology;   abnormal sebaceous epithelial cell physiology

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  mammalian phenotype 5415
    integument phenotype 171
      abnormal skin physiology 1
        abnormal sebocyte physiology 0
          abnormal sebocyte proliferation + 0
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