A biophysical model of an inner hair cell.

  title={A biophysical model of an inner hair cell.},
  author={David G. Zeddies and Jonathan H. Siegel},
  journal={The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America},
  volume={116 1},
Whole-cell patch-clamp recordings on isolated inner hair cells (IHCs) of guinea pig cochleae have revealed the presence of voltage-gated potassium channels. A biophysical model of an IHC is presented that indicates activation of slow voltage-gated potassium channels may lead to receptor potentials whose dc component decreases during the stimulus, and membrane potential hyperpolarizes when the stimulus is turned off. Both the decreasing dc and the hyperpolarization are, respectively, consistent… CONTINUE READING


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