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cellular component +   
A location, relative to cellular compartments and structures, occupied by a macromolecular machine. There are three types of cellular components described in the gene ontology: (1) the cellular anatomical entity where a gene product carries out a molecular function (e.g., plasma membrane, cytoskeleton) or membrane-enclosed compartments (e.g., mitochondrion); (2) virion components, where viral proteins act, and (3) the stable macromolecular complexes of which gene product are parts (e.g., the clathrin complex).

Exact Synonyms: cell or subcellular entity ;   cellular component
Related Synonyms: subcellular entity
Alternate IDs: GO:0008372
Xrefs: NIF_Subcellular:sao1337158144
Definition Sources: GOC:pdt

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