Term: retinal cone cell cytoskeleton of presynaptic active zone
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Name: retinal cone cell
Synonyms: retinal cone cells
Definition: One of the two photoreceptor cell types in the vertebrate retina. In cones the photopigment is in invaginations of the cell membrane of the outer segment. Cones are less sensitive to light than rods, but they provide vision with higher spatial and temporal acuity, and the combination of signals from cones with different pigments allows color vision.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0009262]
Name: cytoskeleton of presynaptic active zone
Synonyms: active zone cytomatrix, CAZ, pre-synaptic cytoskeletal matrix assembled at active zones, pre-synaptic dense body, pre-synaptic ribbon, presynaptic cytomatrix assembled at active zones, presynaptic cytoskeletal matrix, presynaptic cytoskeletal matrix assembled at active zones, presynaptic dense body, presynaptic ribbon, ribbon, synaptic ribbon, T-bar, T-bar ribbon
Definition: The specialized cytoskeletal matrix of the presynaptic active zone. It has specialized functions in organizing synaptic events such as immobilisation or translocation of synaptic vesicles, and assembling active zone components. It is believed to form a molecular scaffold that organizes neurotransmitter release sites.
Ontology: GO: Cellular Component [GO:0048788]   QuickGO   AmiGO