Inner ridge cells may be the main source of tectorial membrane type II collagen: evidence from quantitative mRNA in situ hybridization.

@article{Khetarpal1998InnerRC,
  title={Inner ridge cells may be the main source of tectorial membrane type II collagen: evidence from quantitative mRNA in situ hybridization.},
  author={U Khetarpal and Cynthia C Morton},
  journal={Acta oto-laryngologica},
  year={1998},
  volume={118 2},
  pages={177-84}
}
In a previous study we showed that COL2A1 mRNA is expressed in both ectodermally and mesodermally derived structures of second trimester human fetal cochlea, whereas type II collagen is present in mesodermally derived structures and in tectorial and basilar membranes. Because the tectorial membrane is acellular and therefore does not make its own proteins… CONTINUE READING