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Keyword - Postsynaptic cell membrane (KW-0628)

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Membrane
Synapse

Definition

Protein characteristic of the postsynaptic membrane. In a chemical synapse, the postsynaptic membrane is the membrane that receives a signal (binds neurotransmitter) from the presynaptic cell and responds via depolarisation or hyperpolarisation. The postsynaptic membrane is separated from the presynaptic membrane by the synaptic cleft.

Synonyms

  • Postsynaptic membrane

Category

Cellular component

GOi

postsynaptic membrane [ GO:0045211 ]

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SynapsePostsynaptic cell membraneCell junctionMembraneCellular component
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