CILIARY MECHANICS IN THE ADULT ORGAN OF CORTI

  • Hallworth, Richard J., University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (PI)

Project: Research project

Project Details

Description

The long-term objective of this study is to examine force generation by
hair cell cilia in the adult organ of Corti. Knowledge of cilia
physiology is central to our understanding of cochlear transduction.
Further, force generation by cilia is a likely source of mechanical
energy input to the cochlea, and may therefore contribute to cochlear
frequency selectivity and the generation of acoustic emissions.
Specifically, the studies are designed to help develop a preparation to
enable in vitro studies of cochlear hair cell cilia.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date4/1/933/31/96

Funding

  • National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
  • National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

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