The mechanics of the cochlear outer hair cell composite membrane were studied. Information on cell wall nanostructure was used for analyzing the mechanism of functioning of the molecular motors associated with the particles in the plasma membrane. The plasma membrane was found to be primarily responsible for the electromotile response, and the effect of the cytoskeleton on the longitudinal and circumferential overall active strains of the cell was very small.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Bioengineering Division (Publication) BED|
|State||Published - Dec 1 2001|
|Event||Proceedings of the 2001 Bioengineering Conference - Snowbird, UT, United States|
Duration: Jun 27 2001 → Jul 1 2001
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