dendritic spine

id: GO:0043197
name: dendritic spine
namespace: cellular_component
type: go
obsolete: False

Description: Protrusion from a dendrite. Spines are specialised subcellular compartments involved in the synaptic transmission. They are linked to the dendritic shaft by a restriction. Because of their bulb shape, they function as a biochemical and an electrical compartment. Spine remodeling is though to be involved in synaptic plasticity.

Parent Functions

GO:0044309neuron spine
GO:0044463cell projection part