Term Information [More information on apoptotic cell clearance]

Accession
GO:0043277
Name
apoptotic cell clearance
Ontology
biological_process
Synonyms
apoptotic cell removal, efferocytosis, programmed cell clearance
Definition
The recognition and removal of an apoptotic cell by a neighboring cell or by a phagocyte. Source: GOC:rk, PMID:14685684
Comment
Note that unlike mammals or Drosophila, C. elegans (and many lower organisms) do not have professional macrophages/phagocytes, instead cell corpses are engulfed by neighboring cells. Cell types that can function as engulfing cells include hypodermal cells, gonadal sheath cells, pharyngeal muscle cells, and intestinal cells.
History
See term history for GO:0043277 at QuickGO
Subset
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Ancestors of apoptotic cell clearance (GO:0043277)
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apoptotic cell clearance [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) biological_process (GO:0008150)
apoptotic cell clearance [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) localization (GO:0051179)
apoptotic cell clearance [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) establishment of localization (GO:0051234)
apoptotic cell clearance [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) single-organism process (GO:0044699)
apoptotic cell clearance [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) transport (GO:0006810)
apoptotic cell clearance [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) single-organism localization (GO:1902578)
apoptotic cell clearance [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) vesicle-mediated transport (GO:0016192)
apoptotic cell clearance [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) endocytosis (GO:0006897)
apoptotic cell clearance [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) single-organism transport (GO:0044765)
apoptotic cell clearance [is_a relation] is_a  phagocytosis (GO:0006909)
Children of apoptotic cell clearance (GO:0043277)
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engulfment of apoptotic cell (GO:0043652) [part_of relation] part_of  apoptotic cell clearance
negative regulation of apoptotic cell clearance (GO:2000426) [negatively_regulates relation] negatively_regulates  apoptotic cell clearance
phagolysosome assembly involved in apoptotic cell clearance (GO:0090387) [part_of relation] part_of  apoptotic cell clearance
phagosome maturation involved in apoptotic cell clearance (GO:0090386) [part_of relation] part_of  apoptotic cell clearance
positive regulation of apoptotic cell clearance (GO:2000427) [positively_regulates relation] positively_regulates  apoptotic cell clearance
recognition of apoptotic cell (GO:0043654) [part_of relation] part_of  apoptotic cell clearance
regulation of apoptotic cell clearance (GO:2000425) [regulates relation] regulates  apoptotic cell clearance
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