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Passage of dextran magnetite nanoparticles through the subcupular space of the pigeon.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12101367     Owner:  NASA     Status:  MEDLINE    
We examined the permeability of the subcupular space for endolymph flow in the pigeon. A new technique was developed in which nanoparticles consisting of dextran magnetite were attracted by use of a magnet, instead of injecting a dye solution. The method was revealed to prevent an excess pressure application by the injection of dye solution. The Berlin blue color resulting from the dextran magnetite nanoparticles was found mainly within the subcupular space contacting with the sensory hairs. Further formation of the Berlin blue was found within the sensory cells. The result supports the idea that the fluid passes through the subcupular space.
H Jijiwa; N Watanabe; T Hattori; F Matsuda; M Hashiba; Y Mizuno; M Shindo; Y Mizuno; H Scherer; K Helling; S Watanabe
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Uchū Seibutsu Kagaku     Volume:  15     ISSN:  0914-9201     ISO Abbreviation:  Biol. Sci. Space     Publication Date:  2001 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-07-08     Completed Date:  2002-09-27     Revised Date:  2009-06-04    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100972048     Medline TA:  Biol Sci Space     Country:  Japan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  405-8     Citation Subset:  S    
Aichi Prefectural College of Nursing and Health, Nagoya, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Coloring Agents
Contrast Media
Endolymph / physiology*
Ferrosoferric Oxide
Semicircular Canals / physiology*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Coloring Agents; 0/Contrast Media; 0/Ferrocyanides; 0/Oxides; 1317-61-9/Ferrosoferric Oxide; 14038-43-8/ferric ferrocyanide; 7439-89-6/Iron

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