Number of transducing channels in each hair cell

Range 50 to 100 receptors/cell
Organism vertebrates
Reference Arnadóttir J, Chalfie M. Eukaryotic mechanosensitive channels. Annu Rev Biophys. 2010 39: 111-37. p.112 right column top paragraphPubMed ID20192782
Primary Source Crawford AC, Evans MG, Fettiplace R. 1989. Activation and adaptation of transducer currents in turtle hair cells. J. Physiol. 419 :405–34 AND Holton T, Hudspeth AJ. 1986. The transduction channel of hair cells from the bull-frog characterized by noise analysis. J. Physiol. 375: 195–227 AND Howard J, Hudspeth AJ. 1988. Compliance of the hair bundle associated with gating of mechanoelectrical transduction channels in the bullfrog’s saccular hair cell. Neuron 1: 189–99PubMed ID2621635, 2432221, 2483095
Comments " cells are thought to have 50–100 transducing channels (primary sources)."
Entered by Uri M
ID 108325