NCBI Description of BSN
|Neurotransmitters are released from a specific site in the axon terminal called the active zone, which is composed of synaptic vesicles and a meshwork of cytoskeleton underlying the plasma membrane. The protein encoded by this gene is thought to be a scaffolding protein involved in organizing the presynaptic cytoskeleton. The gene is expressed primarily in neurons in the brain. A similar gene product in rodents is concentrated in the active zone of axon terminals and tightly associated with cytoskeletal structures, and is essential for regulating neurotransmitter release from a subset of synapses. CCDS Note: This CCDS ID represents the protein described in PMIDs: 10329005 and 9679147. This transcript is supported by AF052224.1. It should be noted this transcript is predicted to undergo nonsense-mediated mRNA decay (NMD). However, the protein is represented because it was detected endogenously in PMIDs: 9679147 and 19165527. It is likely that the majority of transcripts representing this variant will undergo NMD, while some low level of NMD escape may allow for the expression of this protein.|
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