Myosin-VIIa and transduction channel tension

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Abstract

Hair cells of the ear transduce sound via a mechanical link between hair bundle movement and channel gating, which is under tension at rest. A new paper reports that myosin-VIIa is critical for maintaining resting force on the link, explaining why mutations of this gene cause deafness.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3-4
Number of pages2
JournalNature Neuroscience
Volume5
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 15 2002

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