Imaging by Atomic Force Microscopy of the Plasma Membrane of Prestin-Transfected Chinese Hamster Ovary Cells

@article{Murakoshi2006ImagingBA,
  title={Imaging by Atomic Force Microscopy of the Plasma Membrane of Prestin-Transfected Chinese Hamster Ovary Cells},
  author={Michio Murakoshi and Takashi Gomi and Koji Iida and Shun Kumano and Kouhei Tsumoto and Izumi Kumagai and Katsuhisa Ikeda and Toshimitsu Kobayashi and Hiroshi Wada},
  journal={Journal of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology},
  year={2006},
  volume={7},
  pages={267-278}
}
The high sensitivity of mammalian hearing is achieved by amplification of the motion of the cochlear partition. This cochlear amplification is thought to be generated by the elongation and contraction of outer hair cells (OHCs) in response to acoustical stimulation. This motility is made possible by a membrane protein embedded in the lateral membrane of OHCs. Although a fructose transporter, GLUT-5, was initially proposed to be this protein, a later study identified the gene of the motor… CONTINUE READING