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SynapsePostsynapseEndosomeCell junctionPostsynaptic endosome

Definition

An endosomal compartment that is part of the postsynapse. The endosomal pathway in postsynapses and dendrites is essential for membrane receptor trafficking and proper synaptic function and plasticity. Only early and recycling endosomes are typically present in the postsynapse.

Synonyms

postsynaptic endosome

Category

› Cellular component
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