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jane at ebi.ac.uk
Tue Mar 14 05:53:16 PST 2006
Unfortunately that term only works where one organism is living in
symbiosis with another organism (e.g. host/pathogen) which is why I
suggested that new term...
On Tue, 14 Mar 2006, Harold Drabkin wrote:
> But, I did find this term, and related?
> GO term: *induction of host defense response*
> GO id: *GO:0044416*
> Definition: *The elicitation by an organism of the defense response of
> the host. The host is defined as the larger of the organisms involved in
> a symbiotic interaction. *
> which I think might be more in line with a direct annotation to
> something like this???
> Harold Drabkin wrote:
> > I would not; they are the a cause, but they are not involved in the
> > process (which is not occurring in the plant).
> > The GO is used to indicate the normal function and process of a gene
> > product. You need to look at it from the point of view of the organism
> > that produces the gene product. If these perform some function for the
> > plant, that is what you would annotate them to. Perhaps there are
> > terms associated with defense in a plant (ie, along the lines of
> > something that is released to deter the plant from being eaten???__?
> > adepto at cribi.unipd.it wrote:
> >> Hi All
> >> I have to annotate plant genes described as "allergenic peptides" in
> >> pFam these
> >> genes are described as:
> >> "Allergies are hypersensitivity reactions of the immune system to
> >> specific
> >> substances called allergens (such as pollen, stings, drugs, or food)
> >> that, in
> >> most people, result in no symptoms. A nomenclature system has been
> >> established
> >> for antigens (allergens) that cause IgE-mediated atopic allergies in
> >> humans..."
> >> So, where may I annotate these allergenes? It is GO:0016068 (type I
> >> hypersensitivity) the right term? Thanks in advance.
> >> Alessandro
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