Term Information [More information on smooth muscle contraction]

Accession
GO:0006939
Name
smooth muscle contraction
Ontology
biological_process
Synonyms
visceral muscle contraction
Definition
A process in which force is generated within smooth muscle tissue, resulting in a change in muscle geometry. Force generation involves a chemo-mechanical energy conversion step that is carried out by the actin/myosin complex activity, which generates force through ATP hydrolysis. Smooth muscle differs from striated muscle in the much higher actin/myosin ratio, the absence of conspicuous sarcomeres and the ability to contract to a much smaller fraction of its resting length. Source: GOC:mtg_muscle, ISBN:0198506732, GOC:jl, GOC:ef
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Ancestors of smooth muscle contraction (GO:0006939)
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smooth muscle contraction [Inferred occurs_in relation] occurs_in (inferred) anatomical entity (UBERON:0001062)
smooth muscle contraction [Inferred occurs_in relation] occurs_in (inferred) material anatomical entity (UBERON:0000465)
smooth muscle contraction [Inferred occurs_in relation] occurs_in (inferred) anatomical structure (UBERON:0000061)
smooth muscle contraction [Inferred occurs_in relation] occurs_in (inferred) multicellular anatomical structure (UBERON:0010000)
smooth muscle contraction [Inferred occurs_in relation] occurs_in (inferred) multicellular organism (UBERON:0000468)
smooth muscle contraction [Inferred occurs_in relation] occurs_in (inferred) anatomical system (UBERON:0000467)
smooth muscle contraction [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) biological_process (GO:0008150)
smooth muscle contraction [Inferred occurs_in relation] occurs_in (inferred) musculoskeletal system (UBERON:0002204)
smooth muscle contraction [Inferred occurs_in relation] occurs_in (inferred) organ system subdivision (UBERON:0011216)
smooth muscle contraction [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) multicellular organismal process (GO:0032501)
smooth muscle contraction [Inferred occurs_in relation] occurs_in (inferred) musculature of body (UBERON:0000383)
smooth muscle contraction [Inferred occurs_in relation] occurs_in (inferred) mesoderm-derived structure (UBERON:0004120)
smooth muscle contraction [Inferred occurs_in relation] occurs_in (inferred) musculature (UBERON:0001015)
smooth muscle contraction [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) system process (GO:0003008)
smooth muscle contraction [Inferred occurs_in relation] occurs_in (inferred) tissue (UBERON:0000479)
smooth muscle contraction [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) muscle system process (GO:0003012)
smooth muscle contraction [Inferred occurs_in relation] occurs_in (inferred) muscle tissue (UBERON:0002385)
smooth muscle contraction [is_a relation] is_a  muscle contraction (GO:0006936)
smooth muscle contraction [occurs_in relation] occurs_in  smooth muscle tissue (UBERON:0001135)
Children of smooth muscle contraction (GO:0006939)
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colon smooth muscle contraction (GO:1990765) [is_a relation] is_a  smooth muscle contraction
gastro-intestinal system smooth muscle contraction (GO:0014831) [is_a relation] is_a  smooth muscle contraction
hindgut contraction (GO:0043133) [is_a relation] is_a  smooth muscle contraction
negative regulation of smooth muscle contraction (GO:0045986) [negatively_regulates relation] negatively_regulates  smooth muscle contraction
phasic smooth muscle contraction (GO:0014821) [is_a relation] is_a  smooth muscle contraction
positive regulation of smooth muscle contraction (GO:0045987) [positively_regulates relation] positively_regulates  smooth muscle contraction
regulation of smooth muscle contraction (GO:0006940) [regulates relation] regulates  smooth muscle contraction
small intestine smooth muscle contraction (GO:1990770) [is_a relation] is_a  smooth muscle contraction
smooth muscle contraction involved in micturition (GO:0060083) [is_a relation] is_a  smooth muscle contraction
tonic smooth muscle contraction (GO:0014820) [is_a relation] is_a  smooth muscle contraction
urinary tract smooth muscle contraction (GO:0014848) [is_a relation] is_a  smooth muscle contraction
uterine smooth muscle contraction (GO:0070471) [is_a relation] is_a  smooth muscle contraction
vascular smooth muscle contraction (GO:0014829) [is_a relation] is_a  smooth muscle contraction
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