Receptor potential characteristics during direct stereocilia stimulation of isolated outer hair cells from the guinea-pig
A relationship between the DC response of the receptor potential and the pre-stimulus membrane potential was found. Recordings with more negative membrane potentials had greater DC components, while more depolarized recordings demonstrated smaller DC components. These fluctuations seemed to be defined by the interaction between the probe and stereocilia bundle and could be in the range of the transfer function for each cell.
Document Type: Original Article
Affiliations: 1: Behavioral Phenogenetics Laboratory, Institute for Cytology amp; Genetics, Siberian Division of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Novosibirsk, Russia 2: Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Division of Experimental Audiology, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
Publication date: 1998-02-01