Cochlear outer hair cell electromotility can provide force for both low and high intensity distortion product otoacoustic emissions.

@article{Frolenkov1998CochlearOH,
  title={Cochlear outer hair cell electromotility can provide force for both low and high intensity distortion product otoacoustic emissions.},
  author={Gregory I Frolenkov and Inna A. Belyantseva and Maur{\'i}cio Kurc and Mary Ann Mastroianni and Bechara Kachar},
  journal={Hearing research},
  year={1998},
  volume={126 1-2},
  pages={67-74}
}
It is generally believed that the force for the otoacoustic emission (OAE) generation is provided by a mechanism of electromotility, observed in isolated cochlear outer hair cells (OHCs). OHC electromotility is resistant to several ototoxic reagents, it does not depend on ATP hydrolysis, but it can be blocked by specific sulfhydryl reagents: p-chloromercuriphenylsulfonic acid (pCMPS) and p-hydroxymercuriphenylsulfonic acid (pHMPS). We have used these reagents to test whether they also affect… CONTINUE READING