Term: olfactory epithelium ciliary base
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Name: olfactory epithelium
Synonyms: nasal epithelium, nasal sensory epithelium
Definition: Nasal epithelium wherein ciliated olfactory receptor neurons, supporting cells, and basal cells are located. The olfactory epithelium bowl-shaped structures surrounding the lumen of the olfactory pit.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0000554]
Name: ciliary base
Synonyms: cilial base, cilium base, flagellar base, flagellum base
Definition: Area of the cilium (also called flagellum) where the basal body and the axoneme are anchored to the plasma membrane. The ciliary base encompasses the distal part of the basal body, transition fibers and transition zone and is structurally and functionally very distinct from the rest of the cilium. In this area proteins are sorted and filtered before entering the cilium, and many ciliary proteins localize specifically to this area.
Ontology: GO: Cellular Component [GO:0097546]   QuickGO   AmiGO