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VERTEBRATE TRAIT ONTOLOGY - ANNOTATIONS

The Vertebrate Trait Ontology (VT) is being developed as a collaborative effort between the Rat Genome Database at the Medical College of Wisconsin (RGD, http://rgd.mcw.edu), Mouse Genome Informatics at the Jackson Laboratory (http://www.informatics.jax.org/) and the Animal QTL database at Iowa State University (http://www.animalgenome.org/cgi-bin/QTLdb/index). For more information about this vocabulary, or to request additions or changes, please contact us (http://rgd.mcw.edu/contact/index.shtml).

Term:blood cholesterol amount
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Accession:VT:0000180 term browser browse the term
Definition:The proportion, quantity, or volume in whole blood, serum, or plasma of the most abundant steroid in animal tissues, and precursor to steroid hormones and bile salts; also component of plasma membranes.
Synonyms:related_synonym: blood cholesterol level;   circulating cholesterol level


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  vertebrate trait 1
    organism trait 1
      homeostasis trait 1
        blood homeostasis trait 1
          blood lipid amount 0
            blood sterol amount 0
              blood cholesterol amount 0
                blood HDL cholesterol amount 0
                blood IDL cholesterol amount 0
                blood LDL cholesterol amount + 0
                blood VLDL cholesterol amount 0
                blood chylomicron cholesterol amount 0
                blood non-HDL cholesterol amount 0
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  vertebrate trait 1
    organism trait 1
      homeostasis trait 1
        molecule homeostasis trait 1
          lipid homeostasis trait 1
            sterol homeostasis trait 1
              sterol amount 1
                cholesterol amount 1
                  blood cholesterol amount 0
                    blood HDL cholesterol amount 0
                    blood IDL cholesterol amount 0
                    blood LDL cholesterol amount + 0
                    blood VLDL cholesterol amount 0
                    blood chylomicron cholesterol amount 0
                    blood non-HDL cholesterol amount 0
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