Review series: The cell biology of hearing.

Authors: Schwander, M  Kachar, B  Muller, U 
Citation: Schwander M, etal., J Cell Biol. 2010 Jul 12;190(1):9-20. doi: 10.1083/jcb.201001138.
Pubmed: (View Article at PubMed) PMID:20624897
DOI: Full-text: DOI:10.1083/jcb.201001138

Mammals have an astonishing ability to sense and discriminate sounds of different frequencies and intensities. Fundamental for this process are mechanosensory hair cells in the inner ear that convert sound-induced vibrations into electrical signals. The study of genes that are linked to deafness has provided insights into the cell biological mechanisms that control hair cell development and their function as mechanosensors.


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