Volume of outer hair cell 50 μm long

Value 3900 μm^3
Organism Mammals
Reference Géléoc GS, Casalotti SO, Forge A, Ashmore JF. A sugar transporter as a candidate for the outer hair cell motor. Nat Neurosci. 1999 Aug2(8):713-9. p.717 left column top paragraphPubMed ID10412060
Comments "…the OHC swelling rate (Fig. 1) can be used to estimate the number of transporters in outer hair cells (OHC). An OHC 50µm long has a volume of 3.9 pl and thus, a 15% volume increase in 10 seconds after 30-mM fructose exposure requires a net influx 7×10^9 sugars per cell per second."
Entered by Uri M
ID 108242