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The Vertebrate Trait Ontology (VT) is being developed as a collaborative effort between the Rat Genome Database at the Medical College of Wisconsin (RGD,, Mouse Genome Informatics at the Jackson Laboratory ( and the Animal QTL database at Iowa State University ( For more information about this vocabulary, or to request additions or changes, please contact us (

Term:brain molecular composition trait
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Definition:Any measurable or observable characteristic related to the proportions of proteins, minerals, nutrients, gases, or other substances in the brain, one of the two components of the central nervous system and the center of thought and emotion; controls coordination, bodily activities and the interpretation of information from the senses.

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  vertebrate trait 2888
    organ system trait 1978
      nervous/sensory system trait 172
        nervous system morphology trait 150
          brain morphology trait 59
            brain molecular composition trait 0
              brain 5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid amount + 0
              brain dihydroxyphenylacetic acid (DOPAC) amount + 0
              brain dopamine amount + 0
              brain epinephrine amount + 0
              brain homovanillic acid amount + 0
              brain norepinephrine amount + 0
              brain ribonucleic acid amount 0
              brain serotonin amount + 0
              brain sterol amount + 0
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