Mechanical Signatures of Transducer Gating in the Drosophila Ear

  title={Mechanical Signatures of Transducer Gating in the Drosophila Ear},
  author={Joerg T Albert and Bj{\"o}rn Nadrowski and Martin C. G{\"o}pfert},
  journal={Current Biology},
Hearing relies on dedicated mechanotransducer channels that convert sound-induced vibrations into electrical signals [1]. Linking this transduction to identified proteins has proven difficult because of the scarcity of native auditory transducers and their tight functional integration into ears [2-4]. We describe an in vivo paradigm for the noninvasive study of auditory transduction. By investigating displacement responses of the Drosophila sound receiver, we identify mechanical signatures that… CONTINUE READING
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