Role of lipids in electromotility of outer hair cells
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Since the discovery of prestin, putative motor protein, attention has been paid to prestin with lesserattention to the surrounding lipids in the investigation of the outer hair cell (OHC) electromotility. Recentstudies opened the possibility that not only modification of prestin, but also of the surrounding lipids in themembrane can affect cochlear amplification and hearing acuity.
- Ear Research Japan
Ear Research Japan 17(2), 91-93, 2007-05-25
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