Role of lipids in electromotility of outer hair cells
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.
- Otology Japan
Otology Japan 17(2), 91-93, 2007-05-25
THE JAPAN OTOLOGICAL SOCIETY