OBO ID: GO:0044232
Term Name: organelle membrane contact site Search Ontology:
Synonyms:
  • inter-organelle junction
  • interorganelle junction
  • MCS
Definition: A zone of apposition between the membranes of an organelle with another membrane, either another membrane of the same organelle, a membrane of another organelle, or the plasma membrane. Membrane contact sites (MCSs) are structured by bridging complexes. They are specialized for communication, including the efficient traffic of small molecules such as Ca2+ ions and lipids, as well as enzyme-substrate interactions. 16806880
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Ontology: GO: Cellular Component   QuickGO   AmiGO
EXPRESSION No data available
PHENOTYPE No data available