Term Information

Accession
GO:0001776
Name
leukocyte homeostasis
Ontology
biological_process
Synonyms
immune cell homeostasis, leucocyte homeostasis
Alternate IDs
None
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: ISBN:0781735149, GOC:add
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
Subset
None
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Parents of leukocyte homeostasis (GO:0001776)
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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)
subject[Reorder by subject] relation[Reorder by relation] object[Reorder by object]
neutrophil homeostasis (GO:0001780) [is_a relation] is_a  leukocyte homeostasis
eosinophil homeostasis (GO:1990959) [is_a relation] is_a  leukocyte homeostasis
mast cell homeostasis (GO:0033023) [is_a relation] is_a  leukocyte homeostasis
basophil homeostasis (GO:1990960) [is_a relation] is_a  leukocyte homeostasis
macrophage homeostasis (GO:0061519) [is_a relation] is_a  leukocyte homeostasis
lymphocyte homeostasis (GO:0002260) [is_a relation] is_a  leukocyte homeostasis
monocyte homeostasis (GO:0035702) [is_a relation] is_a  leukocyte homeostasis
dendritic cell homeostasis (GO:0036145) [is_a relation] is_a  leukocyte homeostasis
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