Embryonic inner ear cells use migratory mechanisms to establish cell patterns in vitro.
Bianchi, Lynne M. (Neuroscience Department); Huri, Daniela; White, Ian O.
Journal of Neuroscience Research 83(2): 191-198. February 1, 2006.
The hair cells of the sensory epithelium in the inner ear are among the most precisely organized cells in vertebrates. The mechanisms that lead to this orderly arrangement are only beginning to be understood. It has been suggested that hair cells use migratory mechanisms to help achieve their final position in the organ of Corti. In the present study, an established in vitro assay of dissociated, embryonic inner ear cells was used to monitor how hair cells reorganize over time. © 2005 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
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