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The Chemical Entities of Biological Interest (ChEBI) ontology is downloaded weekly from EMBL-EBI at The data is made available under the Creative Commons License (CC BY 3.0, For more information see: Degtyarenko et al. (2008) ChEBI: a database and ontology for chemical entities of biological interest. Nucleic Acids Res. 36, D344–D350.

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Accession:CHEBI:25728 term browser browse the term
Definition:A solute used by a cell under water stress to maintain cell volume.
Synonyms:related_synonym: osmolytes

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  CHEBI ontology 19816
    role 19764
      biological role 19764
        osmolyte 2029
          2-O-(alpha-D-glucopyranosyl)glycerol 0
          S,S-dimethyl-beta-propiothetin 0
          compatible osmolytes + 352
          ectoine 0
          glycerol + 1754
          sucrose + 74
          trimethylamine N-oxide 7
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