Mechanisms of Efferent Postsynaptic Assembly in Cochlear Hair Cells.

Storer, Elizabeth.


  • Abstract: Sensory hair cells in the cochlea are innervated by efferent olivocochlear neurons that originate in the superior olivary complex of the brainstem. These cholinergic synapses regulate auditory sensitivity and frequency selectivity by suppressing the electromotile activity of hair cells that amplifies sound signals transmitted to the brain. Cholinergic signals in the postsynaptic hair cel... read more
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