Effects of chlorpromazine and trinitrophenol on the membrane motor of outer hair cells.

The motile activity of outer hair cells' cell body is associated with large nonlinear capacitance due to a membrane motor that couples electric displacement with changes in the membrane area, analogous to piezoelectricity. This motor is based on prestin, a member of the SLC26 family of anion transporters and utilizes the electric energy available at the… CONTINUE READING