Membranes and Their Interacting Partners in Peripheral Auditory Function

Membranes and Their Interacting Partners in Peripheral Auditory Function J. Membrane Biol. 209, 69–70 (2006) DOI: 10.1007/s00232-005-0855-3 Thematic Issue J. Santos-Sacchi, Guest Editor Foreword: Lets Hear It for the Membranes! Joseph Santos-Sacchi Otolaryngology, Neurobiology and Cellular and Molecular Physiology, Yale University School of Medicine, 333 Cedar St., New Haven, CT 06510, USA Received: 20 February 2006 Membranes have always held a special place in own responsiveness with the multitude of channel my heart, having been entranced by their magic when types within its apical and basolateral membranes. I was a freshman at Columbia College in New York The next article in our special issue by Drs. Housley, City in 1969. Of course not much was known about Marcotti, Navaratnam, and Yamoah details what we them then, and even less was known about how these know about these membrane constituents. In mam- organelles help us hear. During the next 35 years, mals, two hair cell types have evolved to aid in high- auditory researchers worked hard to elucidate the frequency discrimination, the inner and outer hair role of membranes in inner ear function. Indeed, cells. The outer hair cell is both sensory receptor during that time, scores of (now) senior auditory and mechanical effector, working to augment the biophysicists The Journal of Membrane Biology Springer Journals

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