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Details for stereocilium
Gene ontology ID
GO:0032420
Definition
An actin-based protrusion from the apical surface of auditory and vestibular hair cells and of neuromast cells. These protrusions are supported by a bundle of cross-linked actin filaments (an actin cable), oriented such that the plus (barbed) ends are at the tip of the protrusion, capped by a tip complex which bridges to the plasma. Bundles of stereocilia act as mechanosensory organelles
References
1. GOC: ecd
2. PMID 15661519
3. PMID 7840137
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