Term: posterior lateral line nerve clustering of voltage-gated sodium channels
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Name: posterior lateral line nerve
Synonyms: caudal lateral line nerve
Definition: Cranial nerve which enters the brain between cranial nerves VIII and IX; contains afferents and sensory efferents to the posterior lateral line ganglion and middle ganglion. Fibers from the posterior lateral line ganglion innervate the occipital dorsal lateral line and trunk lateral lines.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0000175]
Name: clustering of voltage-gated sodium channels
Synonyms: clustering of voltage gated sodium channels, clustering of voltage-dependent sodium channels, Nav channel clustering, voltage-gated sodium channel clustering
Definition: The process in which voltage-gated sodium channels become localized together in high densities. In animals, nodes of Ranvier differ dramatically from internodal axonal regions in very high densities of voltage-dependent sodium (Nav) channels responsible for the rapid, inward ionic currents that produce membrane depolarization.
Ontology: GO: Biological Process [GO:0045162]   QuickGO   AmiGO