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Term:liver molecular composition trait
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Accession:VT:0010497 term browser browse the term
Definition:Any measurable or observable characteristic related to the proportions of proteins, minerals, nutrients, gases, or other substances in the bile-secreting exocrine gland, which is important for detoxification; for fat, carbohydrate, and protein metabolism; and for glycogen storage.

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hepatic copper amount term browser
Symbol Object Name Evidence Notes Source PubMed Reference(s) RGD Reference(s) Position
Q Hcuc1 Hepatic copper content QTL 1 IDA RGD PMID:11741328 RGD:619607
Q Hcuc2 Hepatic copper content QTL 2 IDA RGD PMID:11741328 RGD:619607 NCBI chr16:1...41,240,957 JBrowse link
Q Hcuc3 Hepatic copper content QTL 3 IDA RGD PMID:12094018 RGD:629572 NCBI chr 2:245,893,572...266,435,125 JBrowse link
Q Hcuc4 Hepatic copper content QTL 4 IDA RGD PMID:12094018 RGD:629572 NCBI chr10:69,348,459...75,983,662 JBrowse link
liver cholesterol amount term browser
Symbol Object Name Evidence Notes Source PubMed Reference(s) RGD Reference(s) Position
Q Hpcl1 Hepatic cholesterol level QTL 1 IDA RGD PMID:9600105 RGD:629576 NCBI chr10:36,584,373...53,645,194 JBrowse link
Q Hpcl2 Hepatic cholesterol level QTL 2 IDA RGD PMID:18071061 RGD:1643359 NCBI chr10:46,593,021...98,939,209 JBrowse link

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  vertebrate trait 2379
    organ system trait 1548
      alimentary system trait 80
        hepatobiliary system morphology trait 41
          liver morphology trait 41
            liver molecular composition trait 6
              hepatic copper amount 4
              liver glutathione amount 0
              liver lipid amount 0
              liver malondialdehyde amount 0
              liver ribonucleic acid amount 0
              liver sterol amount + 2
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