Term: photoreceptor cell periciliary membrane compartment
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Name: photoreceptor cell
Synonyms: photoreceptor cells
Definition: A cell specialized to detect and transduce light.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0009127]
Name: periciliary membrane compartment
Synonyms: PCMC
Definition: A plasma membrane region adjacent to the base of eukaryotic cilia and flagella that is enriched in endocytosis-associated proteins and vesicles and that appears to regulate ciliary membrane homeostasis.
Ontology: GO: Cellular Component [GO:1990075]   QuickGO   AmiGO