Quinacrine staining of marginal cells in the stria vascularis of the guinea-pig cochlea: a possible source of extracellular ATP?

@article{White1995QuinacrineSO,
  title={Quinacrine staining of marginal cells in the stria vascularis of the guinea-pig cochlea: a possible source of extracellular ATP?},
  author={Perry White and Peter R Thorne and Gary D. Housley and Bruce G. Mockett and T E Billett and Geoffrey Burnstock},
  journal={Hearing research},
  year={1995},
  volume={90 1-2},
  pages={97-105}
}
There is accumulating evidence for a purinergic humoral system involved in the control of cochlear function. Evidence of specific P2 purinoceptors on cochlear tissues implies a role for extracellular adenosine triphosphate (ATP) in the cochlea. To further this hypothesis a study was undertaken to determine if there was any specific source of purine compounds in cochlear tissues. Cochlear tissues (the sensory epithelium and lateral wall) from the guinea pig were incubated with the acridine… CONTINUE READING