Class: Electrotonic_Synapse

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Synapse

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birn_annot:curationStatusuncurated
definitionElectrotonic synapses are gap junctions that allow the passage of ions directly from cell to cell. Ultrastructurally, it can be recognized as a 7 layered structure with 4 dense lines, two from each of the plasma membranes, alternating with 3 lighter lines. Electrotonic synapses are generally symmetric and display little or no dense material associated with the cytoplasmic face of the plasma membrane (Peters, Palay and Webster, 1991).
sao_IDsao1311109124
synonymElectrical Synapse
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