Cellular approach to auditory signal transmission.

  title={Cellular approach to auditory signal transmission.},
  author={Konomi Koyano and Harunori Ohmori},
  journal={The Japanese journal of physiology},
  volume={46 4},
The aim of this article is to review the findings of current research on the synaptic transmission of the auditory afferent tract from hair cells to brain-stem auditory nuclei. The depolarization of inner hair cells by the activation of mechano-electrical transduction channels induces the entry of Ca ions through the voltage-gated Ca2+ channel. This Ca2+ influx triggers the transmitter release. The transmitter is likely glutamate, and it generates EPSPs at the afferent terminal and elicits… CONTINUE READING