neurotransmitter secretion

id: GO:0007269
name: neurotransmitter secretion
namespace: biological_process
type: go
obsolete: False

Description: The regulated release of neurotransmitter into the synaptic cleft. A neurotransmitter is any of a group of substances that are released on excitation from the axon terminal of a presynaptic neuron of the central or peripheral nervous system and travel across the synaptic cleft to either excite or inhibit the target cell. Among the many substances that have the properties of a neurotransmitter are acetylcholine, noradrenaline, adrenaline, dopamine, glycine, gamma-aminobutyrate, glutamic acid, substance P, enkephalins, endorphins and serotonin.

Child Functions

GO:0014055acetylcholine secretion
GO:0014860neurotransmitter secretion involved in regulation of skeletal muscle contraction
GO:0048790maintenance of presynaptic active zone structure
GO:0048791calcium ion-dependent exocytosis of neurotransmitter
GO:0048792calcium ion-independent exocytosis of neurotransmitter
GO:0060096serotonin secretion, neurotransmission
GO:0071911synchronous neurotransmitter secretion
GO:0071912asynchronous neurotransmitter secretion

Parent Functions

GO:0001505regulation of neurotransmitter levels
GO:0006836neurotransmitter transport
GO:0023061signal release
GO:0032940secretion by cell