Ionic basis of the receptor potential in a vertebrate hair cell

@article{Corey1979IonicBO,
  title={Ionic basis of the receptor potential in a vertebrate hair cell},
  author={D. Corey and A. J. Hudspeth},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1979},
  volume={281},
  pages={675-677}
}
  • D. Corey, A. J. Hudspeth
  • Published 1979
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Nature
  • Vertebrate hair cells, the primary receptors of auditory, vestibular and lateral-line organs, occur in epithelia which separate fluids of differing ionic composition. The apical surfaces of hair cells, on which the mechanosensitive hair bundles are situated, face a high-K+ fluid (termed endolymph in the inner ear); the basolateral surfaces instead contact fluid (perilymph or a related substance) of a composition similar to that of other extracellular fluids1–3. The universal occurrence of high… CONTINUE READING

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