Morphological basis for a mechanical linkage in otolithic receptor transduction in the frog.

Abstract

Observations made with a scanning electron microscope confirm the binding of the stereocilia to a matchhead-like bulbous terminal at the apex of the kinocilium in frog saccular receptor cells. Since the kinocilium is shown to rest on a portion of the receptor cell that lacks the rigid cuticular base of the stereocilia, movenment of the ciliary ensemble… (More)

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@article{Hillman1971MorphologicalBF, title={Morphological basis for a mechanical linkage in otolithic receptor transduction in the frog.}, author={Dean E Hillman and Edwin R. Lewis}, journal={Science}, year={1971}, volume={174 4007}, pages={416-9} }