Gene-Based Deafness Research : Ion Transport and Hearing

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Author(s)

    • IKEDA KATSUHISA
    • Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Juntendo University School of Medicine

Abstract

The cochlea is a sensory organ that converts physical (sound) stimulation into electrical signals. This process is fundamentally and substantially based upon the ion transport system. Here, I summarize the physiological and molecular biological aspects of transporters, channels and receptors expressed in the cochlea. With reference to these findings, recent advances in genetic research on hereditary deafness are discussed.

Journal

  • The Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine

    The Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine 202(1), 1-11, 2004-01-01

    Tohoku University Medical Press

References:  74

Cited by:  2

Codes

  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    10011991694
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AA00863920
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • Article Type
    Journal Article
  • ISSN
    00408727
  • Data Source
    CJP  CJPref  J-STAGE 
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