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Term: neuromast hair cell cytoskeleton of presynaptic active zone
Note: This page represents a term created by the combination ("post-composition") of two ontology terms. For more information on the individual terms, click the hyperlinked name.
Name: neuromast hair cell
Synonyms: neuromast hair cells
Definition: Neuromast hair cell is a hair cell that acts as a sensory receptor of the neuromast; it is morphologically polarized as a result of the relative position of the single kinocilium and the clusters of stereocilia on its apical surface.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0009367]
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