Term Information

Accession
GO:0048708
Name
astrocyte differentiation
Ontology
biological_process
Synonyms
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Alternate IDs
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Definition
The process in which a relatively unspecialized cell acquires the specialized features of an astrocyte. An astrocyte is the most abundant type of glial cell. Astrocytes provide support for neurons and regulate the environment in which they function. Source: PMID:15139015, GOC:vp
Comment
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History
See term history for GO:0048708 at QuickGO
Subset
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Parents of astrocyte differentiation (GO:0048708)
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astrocyte differentiation [is_a relation] is_a  glial cell differentiation (GO:0010001)
astrocyte differentiation [BFO:0000050 relation] BFO:0000050  central nervous system development (GO:0007417)
Children of astrocyte differentiation (GO:0048708)
subject[Reorder by subject] relation[Reorder by relation] object[Reorder by object]
forebrain astrocyte differentiation (GO:0021896) [is_a relation] is_a  astrocyte differentiation
negative regulation of astrocyte differentiation (GO:0048712) [RO:0002212 relation] RO:0002212  astrocyte differentiation
positive regulation of astrocyte differentiation (GO:0048711) [RO:0002213 relation] RO:0002213  astrocyte differentiation
Bergmann glial cell differentiation (GO:0060020) [is_a relation] is_a  astrocyte differentiation
astrocyte fate commitment (GO:0060018) [BFO:0000050 relation] BFO:0000050  astrocyte differentiation
astrocyte development (GO:0014002) [BFO:0000050 relation] BFO:0000050  astrocyte differentiation
regulation of astrocyte differentiation (GO:0048710) [RO:0002211 relation] RO:0002211  astrocyte differentiation
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