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Term Information

Accession
GO:0003674
Name
molecular_function
Ontology
molecular_function
Synonyms
molecular function
Alternate IDs
GO:0005554
Definition
A molecular process that can be carried out by the action of a single macromolecular machine, usually via direct physical interactions with other molecular entities. Function in this sense denotes an action, or activity, that a gene product (or a complex) performs. These actions are described from two distinct but related perspectives: (1) biochemical activity, and (2) role as a component in a larger system/process. Source: GOC:pdt, GOC:pdt
Comment
Note that, in addition to forming the root of the molecular function ontology, this term is recommended for use for the annotation of gene products whose molecular function is unknown. When this term is used for annotation, it indicates that no information was available about the molecular function of the gene product annotated as of the date the annotation was made; the evidence code "no data" (ND), is used to indicate this. Despite its name, this is not a type of 'function' in the sense typically defined by upper ontologies such as Basic Formal Ontology (BFO). It is instead a BFO:process carried out by a single gene product or complex.
History
See term history for GO:0003674 at QuickGO
Subset
goslim_metagenomics
goslim_aspergillus
goslim_chembl
goslim_plant
goslim_generic
goslim_candida
goslim_yeast
goslim_pir
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Parents of molecular_function (GO:0003674)
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molecular_function [is_a relation] is_a  process (BFO:0000015)
Children of molecular_function (GO:0003674)
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hijacked molecular function (GO:0104005) [is_a relation] is_a  molecular_function
antioxidant activity (GO:0016209) [is_a relation] is_a  molecular_function
cargo receptor activity (GO:0038024) [is_a relation] is_a  molecular_function
nutrient reservoir activity (GO:0045735) [is_a relation] is_a  molecular_function
molecular function regulator (GO:0098772) [is_a relation] is_a  molecular_function
translation regulator activity (GO:0045182) [is_a relation] is_a  molecular_function
molecular transducer activity (GO:0060089) [is_a relation] is_a  molecular_function
molecular carrier activity (GO:0140104) [is_a relation] is_a  molecular_function
catalytic activity (GO:0003824) [is_a relation] is_a  molecular_function
binding (GO:0005488) [is_a relation] is_a  molecular_function
positive regulation of molecular function (GO:0044093) [RO:0002213 relation] RO:0002213  molecular_function
toxin activity (GO:0090729) [is_a relation] is_a  molecular_function
transcription regulator activity (GO:0140110) [is_a relation] is_a  molecular_function
protein tag (GO:0031386) [is_a relation] is_a  molecular_function
regulation of molecular function (GO:0065009) [RO:0002211 relation] RO:0002211  molecular_function
negative regulation of molecular function (GO:0044092) [RO:0002212 relation] RO:0002212  molecular_function
structural molecule activity (GO:0005198) [is_a relation] is_a  molecular_function
transporter activity (GO:0005215) [is_a relation] is_a  molecular_function
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