sensory hair


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sensory hair

Specialized epithelial cells with hairlike processes.
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Prior to this age their immature hair cells must execute a precise genetic program that regulates the development of distinct types of sensory hair cell, namely inner and outer hair cells.
It's early days but scientists at Sheffield University are working on ways to trigger sensory hair cell regeneration from existing stem cells, potentially restoring age-related hearing loss.
Our inner ears harbour about 30,000 sensory hair cells in total in two different types, few of which can be dissected out of the inner ear and kept alive for study.
In the absence of the braking effect of normally functioning Ink4d genes, sensory hair cells in people's ears might attempt to divide, setting off a biological response called apoptosis, or programmed cell death.
From birth over 13,000 sensory hair cells live within the cochlea of
MicroRNA is a tiny fragment of RNA that affects the production of hundreds of other molecules within sensory hair cells of the inner ear.
Rivolta of the University of Sheffield, researchers have has successfully isolated human auditory stem cells from foetal cochleae (the auditory portion of the inner ear) and found that they could be differentiated into sensory hair cells and neurons.
For their study, the researchers focused on the nAChR protein found on so-called sensory hair cells in the ear.
Mice use their sensory hairs ( whiskers ) analogous to how VIs use their cane for exploring their local surroundings.
It worked by inhibiting a protein called notch that prevents stem cells turning into tiny sensory hairs essential for hearing.
For comparative purposes we also studied nearby sensory hairs.
Plenty of wasps eat caterpillars, and Tautz says that he has found sensory hairs on caterpillars, including beet armyworms, that detect the wasps' wing beats.