Mechanics of the cochlear outer hair cell composite membrane

Alexander A. Specter, Mohammed Ameen, Aleksander S. Popel

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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)
Pages (from-to)869-870
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Bioengineering Division (Publication) BED
StatePublished - Dec 1 2001
EventProceedings of the 2001 Bioengineering Conference - Snowbird, UT, United States
Duration: Jun 27 2001Jul 1 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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