Term: macula utricle actin filament bundle of stereocilium
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Name: macula utricle
Synonyms: maculae utricle
Definition: Portion of tissue that is a patch of thickened, pseudostratified epithelium in the inner ear, consisting of regular arrays of sensory hair cells interspersed with supporting cells. The macula utricle senses linear acceleration and gravity. The macula utricle covers most of the floor of the utricle.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0000030]
Name: actin filament bundle of stereocilium
Synonyms:
Definition: A bundle of hundreds of cross-linked actin filaments (an actin cable), that is the supporting structure of a stereocilium. Filaments are oriented such that the the plus (barbed) ends are at the tip of the protrusion and are capped by a tip complex which bridges to the plasma membrane.
Ontology: GO: Cellular Component [GO:0098860]   QuickGO   AmiGO