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Term:molecule homeostasis trait
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Accession:VT:0015077 term browser browse the term
Definition:Any measurable or observable characteristic related to the an internal equilibrium of proteins, minerals, nutrients, gases, or other substances.
Synonyms:related_synonym: chemical homeostasis
 xref: GO:0048878 "chemical 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 IDA RGD PMID:24722447 RGD:12910103 NCBI chr 7:132,368,399...132,389,300
Ensembl chr 7:132,374,840...132,389,297
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  vertebrate trait 2384
    organism trait 936
      homeostasis trait 547
        molecule homeostasis trait 262
          catecholamine amount + 1
          ion homeostasis trait + 0
          lipid homeostasis trait + 112
          mineral homeostasis trait + 23
          porphyrin amount 0
          protein amount + 126
          serotonin amount + 0
          tissue 5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid amount + 0
          tissue dihydroxyphenylacetic acid (DOPAC) amount + 0
          tissue dopamine amount + 0
          tissue epinephrine amount + 0
          tissue homovanillic acid amount + 0
          tissue norepinephrine amount + 0
          tissue oxygen amount + 0
          tissue serotonin amount + 0
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