mechanosensory

mechanosensory

/me·cha·no·sen·so·ry/ (-sen´sŏ-re) pertaining to sensory activation in response to mechanical pressures or distortions.
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It has been suggested that development of mechanosensory organs, such as lateral lines, contribute to decreases in NND in school formations of juvenile fish (Masuda and Tsukamoto, 1998).
Washington, Feb 22 ( ANI ): Scientists have discovered that a gene known to control lens development is also vital for the development of neurons responsible for mechanosensory - touch sensation - function.
Another potential target for OAB treatment is the transient receptor potential (TRP) channel superfamily, which has been demonstrated to be involved in nociception and mechanosensory transduction in various organ systems.
The topics include neural coding and decoding with spike times, binless estimation of mutual information in metric spaces, timing information in insect mechanosensory systems, spike timing as a mechanism for taste coding in the brainstem, and cortical computations using relative spike timing.
They insisted that this expression in the bladder epithelium might be implicated in the mechanosensory transduction in the bladder afferent pathways that induce detrusor overactivity as a result of BOO.
Mechanical stimulation--which is sensed by mechanosensory cells (osteocytes), transmitted via intracellular and extracellular signals to induce bone formation by osteoblasts--during weight bearing is crucial for bone remodeling.
In animal models, CIB2 is found in the mechanosensory stereocilia of the inner ear-hair cells, which respond to fluid motion and allow hearing and balance, and in retinal photoreceptor cells, which convert light into electrical signals in the eye, making it possible to see," explained Saima Riazuddin, PhD, assistant professor in UC's department of otolaryngology who conducts research at Cincinnati Children's and is co-lead investigator on the study.
2010) described MI on the antennae of Bactrocera species, which they considered to have a mechanosensory function.
The winglike broadening in type 3 setae may be a feature that facilitates the reception of hydrodynamic signals (Obermeier & Schmitz 2004), which suggests that it has mechanosensory function.
Osteocytes are the mechanosensory cells of bone and have an extensive network of canaliculi well suited for this process.
All of these neurons are believed to be mechanosensory, and the ablation of these cells causes defects in the ability of the animal to sense or respond to environmental changes (Duerr et al.