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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:sterol homeostasis trait
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Accession:VT:0015079 term browser browse the term
Definition:Any measurable characteristic related to any process involved in the maintenance of an internal equilibrium of sterol (a steroid with one OH group) within an organism or cell.
Synonyms:xref: GO:0055092 "sterol homeostasis"

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Symbol Object Name Evidence Notes Source PubMed Reference(s) RGD Reference(s) Position
G Nr4a1 nuclear receptor subfamily 4, group A, member 1 ISO RGD PMID:24722447 RGD:12910103 NCBI chr15:101,151,783...101,172,676
Ensembl chr15:101,152,150...101,172,676
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  vertebrate trait 6
    organism trait 1
      homeostasis trait 1
        molecule homeostasis trait 1
          lipid homeostasis trait 1
            sterol homeostasis trait 1
              cholesterol homeostasis trait + 1
              sterol amount + 1
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