Transduction in Cochlear Hair Cells

  title={Transduction in Cochlear Hair Cells},
  author={Ian John Russell and A. R. Cody},
The hair cells in the cochlea are divided into two morphologically distinct populations: a single row of inner hair cells (IHC) and three or four rows of outer hair cells (OHC). On the basis of differences in morphology, IHCs and OHCs have been attributed with different roles in mechano-electric transduction in the cochlea. The aim of this paper is to review recent studies on the electrophysiological properties of hair cells in the mammalian cochlea to see if there is any basis for this… CONTINUE READING