A type of synapse occurring between an axon and a dendritic spine or dendritic shaft. Asymmetric synapses, the most abundant synapse type in the central nervous system, involve axons that contain predominantly spherical vesicles and contain a thickened postsynaptic density. (Gene Ontology, GO_0032279)
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8 proteins localized to the asymmetric synapse cellular component from the COMPARTMENTS Curated Protein Localization Evidence Scores dataset.