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What is ontology?
Gene ontology separates protein function into . Ontology focuses on simplifying proteins by organizing its characteristics into three distinct categories: biological processes, molecular function, and cellular component (1).
Biological Processes - series of function (pathways) - Neural Synapse - Cell signaling - Membrane transport - G-protein coupled receptor signaling pathway - Cell surface receptor signaling pathway - locomotory behavior - synapse activity
Gene ontology is a great way to analyze a proteins function by breaking it down into simple categories. LPHN3 has a lot of domains to be aware of and by looking at gene ontology we can better understand the ways in which LPHN3 functions within an organism.
References: 1. The Gene Ontology Consortium, Ashburner, M., Ball, C. A., Blake, J. A., Botstein, D., Butler, H., … Sherlock, G. (2000). Gene Ontology: tool for the unification of biology. Nature Genetics, 25(1), 25–29. http://doi.org/10.1038/75556