Term Information [More information on postsynaptic density]

Accession
GO:0014069
Name
postsynaptic density
Ontology
cellular_component
Synonyms
post synaptic density, post-synaptic density
Definition
The postsynaptic density is a region that lies adjacent to the cytoplasmic face of the postsynaptic membrane at an excitatory synapse. It forms a disc that consists of a range of proteins with different functions, some of which contact the cytoplasmic domains of ion channels in the postsynaptic membrane. The proteins making up the disc include structural proteins linked to the actin cytoskeleton and signalling machinery, such as protein kinases and phosphatases. The postsynaptic density may be part of a neuron or a muscle cell or a glial cell. Source: GOC:sjp, GOC:jid, PMID:14532281, Wikipedia:Postsynaptic_density, GOC:pr, GOC:ef, GOC:BHF, http://molneuro.kaist.ac.kr/psd
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History
See term history for GO:0014069 at QuickGO
Subset
goslim_synapse
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Ancestors of postsynaptic density (GO:0014069)
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postsynaptic density [Inferred part_of relation] part_of (inferred) cellular_component (GO:0005575)
postsynaptic density [Inferred part_of relation] part_of (inferred) cell (GO:0005623)
postsynaptic density [Inferred part_of relation] part_of (inferred) cell part (GO:0044464)
postsynaptic density [Inferred part_of relation] part_of (inferred) intracellular (GO:0005622)
postsynaptic density [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) intracellular part (GO:0044424)
postsynaptic density [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) organelle (GO:0043226)
postsynaptic density [Inferred part_of relation] part_of (inferred) synapse (GO:0045202)
postsynaptic density [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) intracellular organelle (GO:0043229)
postsynaptic density [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) non-membrane-bounded organelle (GO:0043228)
postsynaptic density [Inferred part_of relation] part_of (inferred) synapse part (GO:0044456)
postsynaptic density [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) intracellular non-membrane-bounded organelle (GO:0043232)
postsynaptic density [Inferred part_of relation] part_of (inferred) postsynapse (GO:0098794)
postsynaptic density [part_of relation] part_of  excitatory synapse (GO:0060076)
postsynaptic density [is_a relation] is_a  postsynaptic specialization (GO:0099572)
Children of postsynaptic density (GO:0014069)
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glial cell postsynaptic density (GO:0097483) [is_a relation] is_a  postsynaptic density
muscle cell postsynaptic density (GO:0097482) [is_a relation] is_a  postsynaptic density
neuronal postsynaptic density (GO:0097481) [is_a relation] is_a  postsynaptic density
NIF_Subcellular
sao1196688972
Wikipedia
Postsynaptic_density