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Term Information

Accession
GO:0043277
Name
apoptotic cell clearance
Ontology
biological_process
Synonyms
apoptotic cell removal, efferocytosis, programmed cell clearance
Alternate IDs
None
Definition
The recognition and removal of an apoptotic cell by a neighboring cell or by a phagocyte. Source: PMID:14685684, GOC:rk
Comment
Note that unlike mammals or Drosophila, C. elegans (and many lower organisms) do not have professional macrophages/phagocytes, instead cell corpses are engulfed by neighboring cells. Cell types that can function as engulfing cells include hypodermal cells, gonadal sheath cells, pharyngeal muscle cells, and intestinal cells.
History
See term history for GO:0043277 at QuickGO
Subset
None
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Parents of apoptotic cell clearance (GO:0043277)
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apoptotic cell clearance [is_a relation] is_a  phagocytosis (GO:0006909)
Children of apoptotic cell clearance (GO:0043277)
subject[Reorder by subject] relation[Reorder by relation] object[Reorder by object]
neutrophil clearance (GO:0097350) [is_a relation] is_a  apoptotic cell clearance
recognition of apoptotic cell (GO:0043654) [BFO:0000050 relation] BFO:0000050  apoptotic cell clearance
positive regulation of apoptotic cell clearance (GO:2000427) [RO:0002213 relation] RO:0002213  apoptotic cell clearance
regulation of apoptotic cell clearance (GO:2000425) [RO:0002211 relation] RO:0002211  apoptotic cell clearance
phagosome maturation involved in apoptotic cell clearance (GO:0090386) [BFO:0000050 relation] BFO:0000050  apoptotic cell clearance
engulfment of apoptotic cell (GO:0043652) [BFO:0000050 relation] BFO:0000050  apoptotic cell clearance
negative regulation of apoptotic cell clearance (GO:2000426) [RO:0002212 relation] RO:0002212  apoptotic cell clearance
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