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Term:artery molecular composition trait
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Accession:VT:0015090 term browser browse the term
Definition:Any measurable or observable characteristic related to the proportions of molecules (proteins, minerals, nutrients, gases, or other substances) within the blood vessels that carry blood away from the heart.

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Symbol Object Name Evidence Notes Source PubMed Reference(s) RGD Reference(s) Position
Q Ael1 Aortic elastin QTL 1 IDA RGD PMID:15668357 RGD:1334448 NCBI chr 2:19,016,465...64,016,465 JBrowse link
Q Ael2 Aortic elastin QTL 2 IDA RGD PMID:15668357 RGD:1334448
Q Ael3 Aortic elastin QTL 3 IDA RGD PMID:15668357 RGD:1334448 NCBI chr14:10,539,977...55,539,977 JBrowse link
Q Vetf7 Vascular elastic tissue fragility QTL 7 IDA RGD PMID:17356016 RGD:8662443 NCBI chr 2:83,754,907...237,610,852 JBrowse link

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  vertebrate trait 2379
    organ system trait 1548
      circulatory system trait 606
        circulatory system morphology trait 177
          cardiovascular system morphology trait 177
            blood vessel morphology trait 46
              artery morphology trait 42
                artery molecular composition trait 4
                  aorta elastic tissue molecular composition trait + 4
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