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Accession
GO:0006936
Name
muscle contraction
Ontology
biological_process
Synonyms
None
Alternate IDs
None
Definition
A process in which force is generated within muscle tissue, resulting in a change in muscle geometry. Force generation involves a chemo-mechanical energy conversion step that is carried out by the actin/myosin complex activity, which generates force through ATP hydrolysis. Source: GOC:mtg_muscle, ISBN:0198506732, GOC:ef
Comment
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History
See term history for GO:0006936 at QuickGO
Subset
goslim_pir
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Parents of muscle contraction (GO:0006936)
subject[Reorder by subject] relation[Reorder by relation] object[Reorder by object]
muscle contraction [is_a relation] is_a  muscle system process (GO:0003012)
Children of muscle contraction (GO:0006936)
subject[Reorder by subject] relation[Reorder by relation] object[Reorder by object]
negative regulation of muscle contraction (GO:0045932) [RO:0002212 relation] RO:0002212  muscle contraction
positive regulation of muscle contraction (GO:0045933) [RO:0002213 relation] RO:0002213  muscle contraction
muscle filament sliding (GO:0030049) [BFO:0000050 relation] BFO:0000050  muscle contraction
smooth muscle contraction (GO:0006939) [is_a relation] is_a  muscle contraction
regulation of muscle contraction (GO:0006937) [RO:0002211 relation] RO:0002211  muscle contraction
striated muscle contraction (GO:0006941) [is_a relation] is_a  muscle contraction
Wikipedia
Muscle_contraction