Cytoplasmic actin and cochlear outer hair cell motility

  title={Cytoplasmic actin and cochlear outer hair cell motility},
  author={Dr. Norma Slepecky},
  journal={Cell and Tissue Research},
Isolated outer hair cells of the guinea pig lacking a cuticular plate and its associated infracuticular network retain the ability to shorten longitudinally and become thinner. Membrane ghosts lacking cytoplasm retain the cylindrical shape of the hair-cell, and although they do not shorten, they retain the ability to constrict and become thinner. These data suggest that cytoplasmic components are associated with outer hair-cell longitudinal shortening and that the lateral wall is responsible… CONTINUE READING
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