Term Information

Accession
GO:0090729
Name
toxin activity
Ontology
molecular_function
Synonyms
toxin receptor binding
Alternate IDs
GO:0050827
Definition
Interacting selectively with one or more biological molecules in another organism (the "target" organism), initiating pathogenesis (leading to an abnormal, generally detrimental state) in the target organism. The activity should refer to an evolved function of the active gene product, i.e. one that was selected for. Examples include the activity of botulinum toxin, and snake venom. Source: GOC:pt
Comment
None
History
See term history for GO:0090729 at QuickGO
Subset
None
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Parents of toxin activity (GO:0090729)
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toxin activity [is_a relation] is_a  molecular_function (GO:0003674)
toxin activity [BFO:0000050 relation] BFO:0000050  pathogenesis (GO:0009405)

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