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RE: Is a Protein an Object Aggregate?

From: Colin Batchelor <BatchelorC@rsc.org>
Date: Tue, 5 May 2009 11:42:05 +0100
To: 'Oliver Ruebenacker' <curoli@gmail.com>, public-semweb-lifesci <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>
Message-ID: <6C381FB101CF4540A47EA1D49E827D4E2D3132D7AC@topaz.rsc-network.org>
Oliver Ruebenacker asks:

>   Consider: (a) Protein in BioPAX Level 2 (b) Protein in the Protein
> Ontology (c) A class protein how it is usually understood by
> biologists.
>   Is it a sub class of BFO's object aggregate? Or of BFO's object? Or what
> else?

I've been caught out by this sort of thing before.  You want snap:MaterialEntity, which is in BFO 1.1.  See:

S. Schulz, M. Boeker and H. Stenzhorn, How Granularity Issues Concern Biomedical Ontology Integration.
in Proceedings of the International Congress of the European Federation for Medical Informatics (MIE 2008), Gothenburg, Sweden, May 2008

for more details.

Best wishes,


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