Fraction of dendrites of the auditory nerve that are associated with OHCs (outer hair cells)

Range ~5 %
Organism Unspecified
Reference Ashmore J. Cochlear outer hair cell motility. Physiol Rev. 2008 Jan88(1):173-210. doi: 10.1152/physrev.00044.2006 p.175 left column top paragraphPubMed ID18195086
Comments P.175 left column top paragraph: "The cell bodies of the afferent fibers of both hair cell types form the spiral ganglion of the cochlea. Only ~5% of the dendrites of the auditory nerve are associated with OHCs. Such fibers, the so-called type II fibers as distinct from the type I fibers innervating the IHCs, have been recorded only infrequently (refs 31, 275)."
Entered by Uri M
ID 117130