Perpetual production of hair cells and maturational changes in hair cell ultrastructure accompany postembryonic growth in an amphibian ear.

  • Jason Corwin
  • Published 1985 in
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…


Sensory hair cells are produced in the ears of birds and mammals only during early development, so that a programmed termination of hair cell proliferation leaves adult birds and mammals susceptible to irreversible deafness and balance disorders. This study reports that this is not an inherent feature of hair cells and is not shared through all the… (More)


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