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Outer hair cells are critical to the amplification and frequency selectivity of the mammalian ear acting via a fine mechanism called the cochlear amplifier, which is especially effective in the high-frequency region of the cochlea. How this mechanism works under physiological conditions and how these cells overcome the viscous (mechanical) and electrical(More)
Preferential use of particular VH gene families in the response to specific antigens has been demonstrated in several systems. The lack of responses to certain types of antigens, therefore, could be the result of deletion of or failure to express some VH genes. Because CBA/N mice, which carry the X-linked immunodeficiency (xid) gene defect, have been shown(More)
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