Skip Header

You are using a version of browser that may not display all the features of this website. Please consider upgrading your browser.


MembraneSynapseEndomembrane systemCell envelopeCell junctionCell membranePostsynaptic cell 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.


Postsynaptic membrane


› Cellular component


Postsynaptic cell membrane


postsynaptic membrane [ GO:0045211 ]
UniProt is an ELIXIR core data resource
Main funding by: National Institutes of Health

We'd like to inform you that we have updated our Privacy Notice to comply with Europe’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that applies since 25 May 2018.

Do not show this banner again