Term Information [More information on leukocyte homeostasis]

Accession
GO:0001776
Name
leukocyte homeostasis
Ontology
biological_process
Synonyms
immune cell homeostasis, leucocyte homeostasis
Definition
The process of regulating the proliferation and elimination of cells of the immune system such that the total number of cells of a particular cell type within a whole or part of an organism is stable over time in the absence of an outside stimulus. Source: GOC:add, ISBN:0781735149
Comment
Note that this term represents the return of immune system cell levels to stable numbers following an immune response as well as the proliferation and elimination of cells of the immune system required to maintain stable numbers in the absence of an outside stimulus.
History
See term history for GO:0001776 at QuickGO
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Ancestors of leukocyte homeostasis (GO:0001776)
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leukocyte homeostasis [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) biological_process (GO:0008150)
leukocyte homeostasis [Inferred regulates relation] regulates (inferred) biological attribute (OBA:0000001)
leukocyte homeostasis [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) biological regulation (GO:0065007)
leukocyte homeostasis [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) regulation of biological quality (GO:0065008)
leukocyte homeostasis [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) homeostatic process (GO:0042592)
leukocyte homeostasis [is_a relation] is_a  homeostasis of number of cells (GO:0048872)
leukocyte homeostasis [is_a relation] is_a  immune system process (GO:0002376)
Children of leukocyte homeostasis (GO:0001776)
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dendritic cell homeostasis (GO:0036145) [is_a relation] is_a  leukocyte homeostasis
lymphocyte homeostasis (GO:0002260) [is_a relation] is_a  leukocyte homeostasis
macrophage homeostasis (GO:0061519) [is_a relation] is_a  leukocyte homeostasis
mast cell homeostasis (GO:0033023) [is_a relation] is_a  leukocyte homeostasis
monocyte homeostasis (GO:0035702) [is_a relation] is_a  leukocyte homeostasis
neutrophil homeostasis (GO:0001780) [is_a relation] is_a  leukocyte homeostasis
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