synapse

▻ Planarian Anatomy Ontology Class Overview

▻ PAGE: Planarian Anatomy Gene Expression




Planarian Anatomy Ontology Class Overview

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NAME:

  synapse


DEFINITON:

  The junction between a nerve fiber of one neuron and another neuron, muscle fiber or glial cell. As the nerve fiber approaches the synapse it enlarges into a specialized structure, the presynaptic nerve ending, which contains mitochondria and synaptic vesicles. At the tip of the nerve ending is the presynaptic membrane; facing it, and separated from it by a minute cleft (the synaptic cleft) is a specialized area of membrane on the receiving cell, known as the postsynaptic membrane. In response to the arrival of nerve impulses, the presynaptic nerve ending secretes molecules of neurotransmitters into the synaptic cleft. These diffuse across the cleft and transmit the signal to the postsynaptic membrane.


TERM DEFINITION CITATIONS:

  GO:0045202


TERM CITATIONS:


TERM ID:

  PLANA:0002100


ABOUT THIS TERM:

synapse

  ↳is a cell-cell junction

  ↳part of neuron


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PAGE: Planarian Anatomy Gene Expression

These transcripts were reported as being expressed in synapse. Click this link to learn more about PAGE.


PAGE Curations: 1


PLANA TermReference TranscriptDescriptionGene ModelsPublished TranscriptTranscriptomePublicationSpecimenLifecycleEvidence
synapseSMED30025232dynamin 1 SMED30025232smed_20140614PMID:24950970
Talbot et al., 2014
whole organism asexual adult fluorescence in situ hybridization evidence
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