sensory hair


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sensory hair

Specialized epithelial cells with hairlike processes.
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The responses of primary and secondary sensory hair cells in the squid statocyst to mechanical stimulation.
Over time, and the tiny sensory hair cells in the inner ear can become damaged and the result can be hearing loss and tinnitus.
Scientists turn them into sensory hair cells that detect sound waves in the ear
The inner ear, located deeper within the skull, contains the cochlea a snail-shaped structure that is filled with fluid containing thousands of microscopically small nerve endings called sensory hair cells.
The sensory hair apparatus consists of the hair shaft, its articulating membrane, and one or more sensory cells attached to the hair base.
The research team, led by Dr Walter Marcotti, Royal Society University Research Fellow from the University's Department of Biomedical Science, in collaboration with Professor Karen Steel at the Sanger Institute in Cambridge, discovered that the mutation in miR-96 prevents development of the auditory sensory hair cells.
Angela King from the RNID, the charity for the deaf and hard of hearing, says: "As you get older, sensory hair cells in the cochlea, the inner part of the ear that processes sound, gradually die.
All sensory hair cells of all acoustico-lateralis systems studied exhibit an inward calcium current (ICa) that activates rapidly, preceding potassium current activation, and shows little inactivation (2-6).
The goal of their research is to develop ways to restore inner ear sensory hair cells in people who have lost them due to age, excessive noise or other toxic damage.
Hearing specialist Angela King, from RNID, the charity for deaf and hard-of-hearing people, says: "Age-related hearing loss occurs when sensory hair cells in the cochlea, the inner part of your ear that processes sound, start to die.
Those mechanosensitive sensory hair cells are the linchpin of hearing and balance.