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PATHWAY ONTOLOGY - ANNOTATIONS

The Pathway Ontology (PW), is currently being developed at the Rat Genome Database. For more information about this vocabulary, please see Petri et al. The rat genome database pathway portal. Database (Oxford). 2011 Apr 8;2011:bar010. Print 2011 or contact us (http://rgd.mcw.edu/contact/index.shtml).

Term:signaling pathway
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Accession:PW:0000003 term browser browse the term
Definition:The pathways where a signal - hormone, neurotransmitter, growth factor, peptide, any molecule - triggers one or multiple cascades of events. This involves a number of molecules, including receptors, proteins, ligands, messengers, any participating molecule. A signaling pathway may be upstream or downstream of other signaling pathways. Signaling pathways control a very broad spectrum of processes as well as pathways.
Comment:The definition was compiled based on a number of definitions available in various dictionaries.
Synonyms:related_synonym: Signal Transduction
 alt_id: Reactome:R-HSA-162582


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