Acts upstream of, positive effect

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A gene product 'acts upstream of, positive effect' of a biological process if its activity (MF) is: 1) executed before the beginning of the process, 2) is not part of the process, and 3) is required for the process to occur.


  • c 'acts upstream of, positive effect' p if c is enables f, and f is causally upstream of p, and the direction of f is positive

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Examples of Usage

Genes involved in Ras lipidation act usptream of, postive effect in Ras protein signal transduction

Genes involved in glycine transport into the mitochondrion act upstream of, positive effect in heme biosynthesis

Characterization of Human and Yeast Mitochondrial Glycine Carriers with Implications for Heme Biosynthesis and Anemia.

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acts upstream of, positive effect

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Last reviewed: March 9, 2018

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