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Cochlea outer hair cell

Name: Cochlea outer hair cell
Description: Mechanoreceptor cells in the organ of Corti. In mammals the outer hair cells are arranged in three rows which are further from the modiolus than the single row of inner hair cells. The motile properties of the outer hair cells may contribute actively to tuning the sensitivity and frequency selectivity of the cochlea. The electromotility is due to the presence of the motor protein, prestin. (MSH)
Synonym(s): Cochlear Outer Hair Cell, Outer Hair Cell
Has role: Principal neuron role
Abbreviation: OHC
Super-category: Cochlea hair cell
Id: sao1582628662
Organism: Vertebrata
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Soma Specific Properties

Cell Soma Shape: Fusiform
Cell Soma Size: Small soma
Soma Location: Cochlea, Spiral organ of Corti

Axon Specific Properties

Origin of axon: no axon

Intrinsic Properties

Neurotransmitter released: Glutamate
Neurotransmitter receptors: Acetylcholine
Molecular constituents: Prestin[1]


References

  1. Santos-Sacchi J (2002) Functional motor microdomains of the outer hair cell lateral membrane. Pflugers Arch 445: 331-6 PubMed
Category:Sensory reception role

Notes

This page uses this default form:Petilla_neuron



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Facts about Cochlea outer hair cellRDF feed
AbbrevOHC  +
CellSomaShapeCategory:Fusiform   +
CellSomaSizeSmall soma  +
CurationStatusuncurated  +
DefinitionMechanoreceptor cells in the organ of Cort Mechanoreceptor cells in the organ of Corti. In mammals the outer hair cells are arranged in three rows which are further from the modiolus than the single row of inner hair cells. The motile properties of the outer hair cells may contribute actively to tuning the sensitivity and frequency selectivity of the cochlea. The electromotility is due to the presence of the motor protein, prestin. (MSH) sence of the motor protein, prestin. (MSH)
Has default formThis property is a special property in this wiki.Petilla neuron  +
Has functional roleSensory reception role  +
Has rolePrincipal neuron role  +
Idsao1582628662  +
LabelCochlea outer hair cell  +
Located inCochlea  +, and Spiral organ of Corti  +
ModifiedDate16 March 2012  +
MolecularConstituentsPrestin  +
NeurotransmitterGlutamate  +
NeurotransmitterReceptorsAcetylcholine  +
OriginOfAxonno axon  +
Page has default formThis property is a special property in this wiki.Petilla neuron  +
SpeciesVertebrata  +
SuperCategoryCochlea hair cell  +
SynonymCochlear Outer Hair Cell  +, and Outer Hair Cell  +