Table 1.

Kinetic properties of MET currents in the turtle auditory hair cells

Cochlear location CF (Hz) τact (ms) FLP 1/2πτact (Hz) τad (ms) FHP 1/2πτad (Hz) n
0.29 ± 0.05 90 0.75 ± 0.30 212 3.6 ± 0.3 44 6
0.66 ± 0.05 240 0.38 ± 0.08 420 2.0 ± 0.2 80 5
  • Time constants of activation and adaptation of MET currents determined at an open probability of 0.28. All measurements were made in a Ca2+ concentration (0.05 mm) similar to turtle endolymph. Cochlear location is given as the fractional distance along the cochlea from the low-frequency end. n is the number of cells averaged.