presynaptic active zone

id: GO:0048786
name: presynaptic active zone
namespace: cellular_component
type: go
obsolete: False

Description: A specialized region of the plasma membrane and cell cortex of a presynaptic neuron; encompasses a region of the plasma membrane where synaptic vesicles dock and fuse, synaptic vesicles, and a specialized cortical cytoskeletal matrix.

Parent Functions

GO:0044456synapse part