Changes in ribbon synapses and rough endoplasmic reticulum of rat utricular macular hair cells in weightlessness.

@article{Ross2000ChangesIR,
  title={Changes in ribbon synapses and rough endoplasmic reticulum of rat utricular macular hair cells in weightlessness.},
  author={Muriel D. Ross},
  journal={Acta oto-laryngologica},
  year={2000},
  volume={120 4},
  pages={490-9}
}
This study combined ultrastructural and statistical methods to learn the effects of weightlessness on rat utricular maculae. A principle aim was to determine whether weightlessness chiefly affects ribbon synapses of type II cells, since the cells communicate predominantly with branches of primary vestibular afferent endings. Maculae were microdissected from flight and ground control rat inner ears collected on day 13 of a 14-day spaceflight (F13), landing day (R0) and day 14 postflight (R14… CONTINUE READING
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