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Details for contact inhibition
Gene ontology ID
GO:0060242
Definition
The series of events in which information about the density of cells in a population is received by direct cell-cell contact and is converted into a molecular signal, resulting in the cessation of cell growth or proliferation
Synonyms
1. detection of cell density by contact stimulus
2. detection of cell density by contact stimulus involved in contact inhibition
References
1. GOC: dph
2. PMID 17376520
3. Wikipedia: Contact inhibition
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