Ionic currents in hair cells dissociated from frog semicircular canals after preconditioning under microgravity conditions.

@article{Martini2009IonicCI,
  title={Ionic currents in hair cells dissociated from frog semicircular canals after preconditioning under microgravity conditions.},
  author={Marta Martini and Rita Canella and Alessandro Leparulo and Ivo Prigioni and Riccardo Fesce and Maria Lisa Rossi},
  journal={American journal of physiology. Regulatory, integrative and comparative physiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={296 5},
  pages={R1585-97}
}
The effects of microgravity on the biophysical properties of frog labyrinthine hair cells have been examined by analyzing calcium and potassium currents in isolated cells by the patch-clamp technique. The entire, anesthetized frog was exposed to vector-free gravity in a random positioning machine (RPM) and the functional modification induced on single hair cells, dissected from the crista ampullaris, were subsequently studied in vitro. The major targets of microgravity exposure were the calcium… CONTINUE READING