Regulation of sodium transport in the inner ear.

  title={Regulation of sodium transport in the inner ear.},
  author={Sung Huhn Kim and Daniel C Marcus},
  journal={Hearing research},
  volume={280 1-2},
Na(+) concentrations in endolymph must be controlled to maintain hair cell function since the transduction channels of hair cells are cation-permeable, but not K(+)-selective. Flooding or fluctuations of the hair cell cytosol with Na(+) would be expected to lead to cellular dysfunction, hearing loss and vertigo. This review briefly describes cellular mechanisms known to be responsible for Na(+) homeostasis in each compartment of the inner ear, including the cochlea, saccule, semicircular canals… CONTINUE READING


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