A precisely defined role for the tip link-associated protein TMIE in the mechanoelectrical transduction channel complex of inner ear hair cells.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Inner ear hair cells transduce sound waves and acceleration. In the quest to identify the molecular machinery underlying mechanoelectrical transduction, Zhao et al. (2014) in this issue of Neuron reveal that the TMIE protein, essential for hearing, physically interacts with tip link protein protocadherin-15.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Liedtke, W

Published Date

  • December 3, 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 84 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 889 - 891

PubMed ID

  • 25475183

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1097-4199

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.neuron.2014.11.015


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States