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Term Information

Accession
GO:0014889
Name
muscle atrophy
Ontology
biological_process
Synonyms
None
Alternate IDs
None
Definition
A process, occurring in the muscle, that is characterized by a decrease in protein content, fiber diameter, force production and fatigue resistance in response to different conditions such as starvation, aging and disuse. Source: GOC:mtg_muscle
Comment
GO:0014889 should only be used for annotation when muscle atrophy is a normal physiological process and not a disease process.
History
See term history for GO:0014889 at QuickGO
Subset
None
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Parents of muscle atrophy (GO:0014889)
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muscle atrophy [is_a relation] is_a  muscle adaptation (GO:0043500)
Children of muscle atrophy (GO:0014889)
subject[Reorder by subject] relation[Reorder by relation] object[Reorder by object]
negative regulation of muscle atrophy (GO:0014736) [RO:0002212 relation] RO:0002212  muscle atrophy
positive regulation of muscle atrophy (GO:0014737) [RO:0002213 relation] RO:0002213  muscle atrophy
regulation of muscle atrophy (GO:0014735) [RO:0002211 relation] RO:0002211  muscle atrophy
striated muscle atrophy (GO:0014891) [is_a relation] is_a  muscle atrophy
smooth muscle atrophy (GO:0014890) [is_a relation] is_a  muscle atrophy
Wikipedia
Muscle_atrophy