Stereocilia Stairsteps By Leonardo Andrade and... - Wissenschaft und Deutsch (on Hiatus)
Stereocilia Stairsteps
By Leonardo Andrade and Bechara Kachar, NIDCD/NIH
We can enjoy music and hear the city traffic because of clusters of specialized cilia (green) in the inner ear, called stereocilia. These actin-rich bundles protrude from the apical surface of hair cells lining the inner ear and vibrate in response to sound waves.
Image: Here, a single bundle of stereocilia projects from the epithelium of the papilla, a sensory patch in amphibian ears. A single sterocilia bundle, false-colored in green, emerges from the apical surface of an inner hair cell. Images were acquired on a Hitachi S-4800.

The ZEISS Sigma Field Emission Electron Microscope with the GEMINI high performance electron column has outstanding ease of use and excellent imaging at low voltages. Click here to see more Sigma.Click here to request more information from Carl Zeiss.

Stereocilia Stairsteps

By Leonardo Andrade and Bechara Kachar, NIDCD/NIH

We can enjoy music and hear the city traffic because of clusters of specialized cilia (green) in the inner ear, called stereocilia. These actin-rich bundles protrude from the apical surface of hair cells lining the inner ear and vibrate in response to sound waves.

Image: Here, a single bundle of stereocilia projects from the epithelium of the papilla, a sensory patch in amphibian ears. A single sterocilia bundle, false-colored in green, emerges from the apical surface of an inner hair cell. Images were acquired on a Hitachi S-4800.

The ZEISS Sigma Field Emission Electron Microscope with the GEMINI high performance electron column has outstanding ease of use and excellent imaging at low voltages. Click here to see more Sigma.
Click here to request more information from Carl Zeiss.

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