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electromotility

Definitions

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  • n. motility (of hairs etc) caused by changes in electric charge

Etymologies

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electro- +‎ motility

Examples

  • The amplification occurs through the process of electromotility --- the conversion of electrical signals into motion, in this case, changes in the length of the hair cells in response to certain frequencies of sound.

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  • OHCs in the mammalian cochlea have electromotility

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  • Actually, we found that the patch pipette in the bath solution near the OHC could not evoke the detectable changes in OHC electromotility and NLC (data not shown).

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  • The OHC frequency response was also dependent upon OHC membrane potential because OHC electromotility is dependent upon membrane potential as well.

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  • The effect of turgor pressure changes in the DC on OHC electromotility in a DC-OHC pair.

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  • The effect of gap junctional coupling between DCs on OHC electromotility.

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  • Department of Surgery - Otolaryngology, University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington, Kentucky, United States of America Outer hair cell (OHC) or prestin-based electromotility is an active cochlear amplifier in the mammalian inner ear that can increase hearing sensitivity and frequency selectivity.

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  • Change in gap junctional coupling between DCs also greatly alters the membrane potential and current in the DCs and influences OHC electromotility (

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  • Such current and voltage changes in the DCs can consequently regulate OHC electromotility via DC-OHC mechanical-coupling (

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  • This can compress OHCs to increase membrane tension and shifts the voltage dependence of OHC electromotility to the positive direction Fig. 6).

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