Vesicular storage of adenosine triphosphate in the guinea-pig cochlear lateral wall and concentrations of ATP in the endolymph during sound exposure and hypoxia.

Previous studies have revealed putative vesicular stores of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) in the marginal cells of the cochlear stria vascularis which may serve as a source of ATP for purinergic signalling. This study aimed to provide further evidence of ATP storage in the cochlea and to see whether ATP levels in the endolymph are affected by noise and… CONTINUE READING