• The cochlea propagates these mechanical signals as waves in the fluid and membranes, and then converts them to nerve impulses which are transmitted to the brain. (wikipedia.org)
  • Due to the increased structural complexity of the TM relative to other acellular gels (such as the otolithic membranes), its mechanical properties are consequently significantly more complex. (wikipedia.org)
  • 4 and 6 ), the ears of nonmammalian tetrapods lack those cells and presumably the phenomenon of membrane-based electromotility. (pnas.org)
  • Tip links are analogous to tiny springs, which, when stretched, open cation selective channels thus allowing ions to flow across the cell membrane into the hair cells. (wikipedia.org)
  • I)α1a1 is expressed in the lower membrane of the otic vesicle at 24 hpf. (nih.gov)
  • Cell membranes are highly permeable to alcohol, so once alcohol is in the bloodstream it can diffuse into nearly every cell in the body. (wikipedia.org)
  • The actin filaments anchor to the terminal web and the top of the cell membrane and are arranged in grade of height. (wikipedia.org)
  • When tension increases, the flow of ions across the membrane into the hair cell rises as well. (wikipedia.org)
  • This difference corresponds to the fact that when vertebrates began to inhabit the earth surface there was a reorganization of the membrane. (wikipedia.org)