Structural basis for mechanical transduction in the frog vestibular sensory apparatus: II. The role of microtubules in the organization of the cuticular plate.

@article{Jaeger1994StructuralBF,
  title={Structural basis for mechanical transduction in the frog vestibular sensory apparatus: II. The role of microtubules in the organization of the cuticular plate.},
  author={Robert G. Jaeger and J{\"o}rgen Fex and Bechara Kachar},
  journal={Hearing research},
  year={1994},
  volume={77 1-2},
  pages={207-15}
}
The actin matrix of the cuticular plate, which supports the sensory stereocilia bundle, is coupled to the axial cytoskeleton of the hair cell through a well defined microtubule columnar framework. A collection of axial microtubules in a columnar organization penetrate deep into the dense actin matrix of the cuticular plate. Each microtubule displays at the end a 300-500 nm long fuzzy cap that enmeshes with the actin matrix of the cuticular plate. The microtubule associated proteins MAP-1A and… CONTINUE READING

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