Mechanics of the cochlear outer hair cell composite membrane

Alexander A. Specter, Mohammed Ameen, Aleksander S Popel

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Bioengineering Division (Publication) BED
EditorsR.D. Kamm, G.W. Schmid-Schoenbein, G.A. Atesian, M.S. Hefzy
Pages869-870
Number of pages2
Volume50
Publication statusPublished - 2001
EventProceedings of the 2001 Bioengineering Conference - Snowbird, UT, United States
Duration: Jun 27 2001Jul 1 2001

Other

OtherProceedings of the 2001 Bioengineering Conference
CountryUnited States
CitySnowbird, UT
Period6/27/017/1/01

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Specter, A. A., Ameen, M., & Popel, A. S. (2001). Mechanics of the cochlear outer hair cell composite membrane. In R. D. Kamm, G. W. Schmid-Schoenbein, G. A. Atesian, & M. S. Hefzy (Eds.), American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Bioengineering Division (Publication) BED (Vol. 50, pp. 869-870)