Term Information [More information on germinal center formation]

Accession
GO:0002467
Name
germinal center formation
Ontology
biological_process
Synonyms
None
Definition
The process in which germinal centers form. A germinal center is a specialized microenvironment formed when activated B cells enter lymphoid follicles. Germinal centers are the foci for B cell proliferation and somatic hypermutation. Source: GOC:jal, GOC:mtg_15nov05, GO_REF:0000022, ISBN:081533642X
Comment
This term was added by GO_REF:0000022.
History
See term history for GO:0002467 at QuickGO
Subset
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Ancestors of germinal center formation (GO:0002467)
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germinal center formation [Inferred part_of relation] part_of (inferred) biological_process (GO:0008150)
germinal center formation [Inferred part_of relation] part_of (inferred) developmental process (GO:0032502)
germinal center formation [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) immune system process (GO:0002376)
germinal center formation [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) response to stimulus (GO:0050896)
germinal center formation [Inferred part_of relation] part_of (inferred) anatomical structure development (GO:0048856)
germinal center formation [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) immune response (GO:0006955)
germinal center formation [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) adaptive immune response (GO:0002250)
germinal center formation [Inferred part_of relation] part_of (inferred) anatomical structure morphogenesis (GO:0009653)
germinal center formation [is_a relation] is_a  adaptive immune response based on somatic recombination of immune receptors built from immunoglobulin superfamily domains (GO:0002460)
germinal center formation [is_a relation] is_a  anatomical structure formation involved in morphogenesis (GO:0048646)
Children of germinal center formation (GO:0002467)
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negative regulation of germinal center formation (GO:0002635) [negatively_regulates relation] negatively_regulates  germinal center formation
positive regulation of germinal center formation (GO:0002636) [positively_regulates relation] positively_regulates  germinal center formation
regulation of germinal center formation (GO:0002634) [regulates relation] regulates  germinal center formation
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