Long-Sought Hearing Channel Protein Found
Long-Sought Hearing Channel Protein Found
After a decades-long pursuit, researchers have confirmed the identity of the pore of the mechanotransduction channel in vertebrates’ inner ear hair cells.
Long-Sought Hearing Channel Protein Found
Long-Sought Hearing Channel Protein Found

After a decades-long pursuit, researchers have confirmed the identity of the pore of the mechanotransduction channel in vertebrates’ inner ear hair cells.

After a decades-long pursuit, researchers have confirmed the identity of the pore of the mechanotransduction channel in vertebrates’ inner ear hair cells.

electrophysiology
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