OBO ID: GO:0048018
Term Name: receptor ligand activity Search Ontology:
Synonyms:
  • receptor agonist activity
  • receptor ligand activity
  • signaling molecule
  • signaling receptor ligand activity
  • vitamin D receptor activator activity
Definition: The activity of a gene product that interacts with a receptor to effect a change in the activity of the receptor. Ligands may be produced by the same, or different, cell that expresses the receptor. Ligands may diffuse extracellularly from their point of origin to the receiving cell, or remain attached to an adjacent cell surface (e.g. Notch ligands).
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Ontology: GO: Molecular Function   QuickGO   AmiGO
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