Term: retinal rod cell periciliary membrane compartment
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Name: retinal rod cell
Synonyms: retinal rod cells
Definition: One of the two photoreceptor cell types of the vertebrate retina. In rods the photopigment is in stacks of membranous disks separate from the outer cell membrane. Rods are more sensitive to light than cones, but rod mediated vision has less spatial and temporal resolution than cone vision.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0009275]
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