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Mammalian Mechanoreception

  • Yalda Moayedi
  • Masashi Nakatani
  • Ellen Lumpkin
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Part of the Scholarpedia book series (SCHP)

Abstract

Mechanotransduction, the conversion of mechanical stimuli into biochemical or electrical signals within cells, is necessary for many aspects of development, homeostasis and sensation (Chalfie, Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology 10: 44–52, 2009).

Keywords

Hair Follicle Dorsal Root Ganglion Neuron Glabrous Skin Pacinian Corpuscle Guard Hair 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yalda Moayedi
    • 1
  • Masashi Nakatani
    • 1
  • Ellen Lumpkin
    • 1
  1. 1.Columbia UniversityNew YorkUSA

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