Mammals have an astonishing ability to sense and discriminate sounds of different frequencies and intensities. Fundamental for this process are mechanosensory hair cells in the inner ear that convert sound-induced vibrations into electrical signals. The study of genes that are linked to deafness has provided insights into the cell biological mechanisms that control hair cell development and their function as mechanosensors.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||Journal of Cell Biology|
|State||Published - Jul 12 2010|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cell Biology