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Category:GO:0005186 ! pheromone activity

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DAG for GO:0005186id: GO:0005186

name: pheromone activity
namespace: molecular_function
def: "The activity of binding to and activating specific cell surface receptors, thereby inducing behavioral, developmental, or physiological response(s) from a responding organism or cell. The substance may be released or retained on the cell surface. Pheromones may serve as a specific attractant, social communicator, or sexual stimulant." [GOC:sgd_curators, ISBN:0198506732]
comment: Also consider annotating to 'receptor agonist activity ; GO:0048018'.
subset: gosubset_prok
is_a: GO:0005102 ! receptor binding


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