Long form: decreases Short form: -|
For terms A and B, A decreases B or A -| B indicate that increases in A have been observed to cause decreases in B.
A decreases B also represents cases where decreases in A have been observed to cause increases in B, for example, in recording the results of gene deletion or other inhibition experiments.
A is a BEL Term and B is either a BEL Term or a BEL Statement.
The decreases relationship does not indicate that the changes in A are either necessary for changes in B, nor does it indicate that changes in A are sufficient to cause changes in B.