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Mammalian Gravity Receptors: Structure and MetabolismCalcium metabolism in mammalian gravity receptors is examined. To accomplish this objective it is necessary to study both the mineral deposits of the receptors, the otoconia, and the sensory areas themselves, the saccular and utricular maculas. The main focus was to elucidate the natures of the organic and inorganic phases of the crystalline masses, first in rat otoconia but more recently in otoliths and otoconia of a comparative series of vertebrates. Some of the ultrastructural findings in rat maculas, however, have prompted a more thorough study of the organization of the hair cells and innervation patterns in graviceptors.
Document ID
19850017744
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Ross, M. D. (Michigan Univ. Ann Arbor, MI, United States)
Date Acquired
August 12, 2013
Publication Date
April 1, 1985
Publication Information
Publication: NASA. Washington NASA Space Biol. Program:
Subject Category
LIFE SCIENCES (GENERAL)
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NSG-9047
Distribution Limits
Public
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Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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