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  • Osteopontin is not Critical for Otoconia Formation or Balance Function 

    Zhao, Xing; Jones, Sherri M.; Thoreson, Wallace B.; Lundberg, Yunxia Wang (East Carolina University, 2008-06)
    Unlike the structural and mechanical role of bone crystals, the inertial mass of otoconia crystals provides a shearing force to stimulate the mechanoreceptors of the utricle and saccule (the gravity receptor organ)under ...