Visualization and functional testing of acetylcholine receptor-like molecules in cochlear outer hair cells.

@article{Plinkert1990VisualizationAF,
  title={Visualization and functional testing of acetylcholine receptor-like molecules in cochlear outer hair cells.},
  author={Peter K. Plinkert and Alfred H. Gitter and Ulrike Zimmermann and Thomas W. Kirchner and Socrates J Tzartos and Hans Peter Zenner},
  journal={Hearing research},
  year={1990},
  volume={44 1},
  pages={25-34}
}
The efferent nerve endings at outer hair cells (OHCs) have been suggested to regulate active mechanical processes in the cochlea. The discovery of acetylcholine (ACh)-producing and -degrading enzymes in these synapses gave rise to the speculation that ACh might be one of the efferent transmitters. However, there has as yet been no identification and characterization of any corresponding receptor in OHCs which is required for further clarification of this question. In the present paper existence… CONTINUE READING