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Keyword - Morphogen (KW-0504)


Diffusible protein that influence morphogenesis or embryonic development. These proteins carry information relating, for example, to a position in the embryo, and thus, determine the differentiation that cells perceiving this information will undergo. They are thought to act as a function of a threshold of their concentration.


Molecular function

Gene Ontology


anatomical structure morphogenesis [ GO:0009653 ]
morphogen activity [ GO:0016015 ]


MorphogenMolecular function
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