Guidelines for creating a Regulation Term

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 See Ontology_Editors_Daily_Workflow for creating branches and basic Protégé instructions.
  • To create a ‘positive regulation of x’ or ‘negative regulation of x’ term, the parent ‘regulation of x’ term must first be created.
  1. To create anew term, here, the parent regulation term, make sure the ‘Asserted view’ is active (not the ‘Inferred view’).
  2. In the Protege classes view, navigate to biological regulation.
  3. Click on the add subclass button at the top left corner.
  4. In the pop-up window add the name of the new regulation term regulation of target process. The identifier should auto-populate. Click the button to add the term.
  5. Enter the appropriate information for namespace, definition, synonyms, etc. in the obo editing view as described in the ‘Creating a New Ontology Term’ Section.
  6. Standard definitions for regulation terms:
    • Regulation: Any process that modulates the frequency, rate or extent of [process]
    • Positive regulation: Any process that activates or increases the frequency, rate or extent of [process]
    • Negative regulation: Any process that stops, prevents or reduces the frequency, rate or extent of [process]
  7. Create a logical definition for the term: biological regulation and (negatively/positively)regulates some target process.
  8. Remove the asserted biological regulation parent.
  9. Run the reasoner to be sure that reasoning results in the correct inferred parents.
  10. Save changes.
 See Ontology_Editors_Daily_Workflow for commit, push and merge instructions.

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Last reviewed: May 24, 2017 Back to: Ontology Editing Guide