What is the general function of the protein prestin?


What is the general function of the protein prestin?


Proteins are the building blocks of the body. Amino acids are the smallest unit of proteins that build and repair muscles, enzymes, bones, and hormones and can also use to produce energy. Twenty different amino acids built protein by linking together with a different combination.

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Prestin protein is essential to sensitive hearing in mammals. Prestin protein is highly expressed in the cells of the outer hair of the inner ear....

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The Middle Ear: Structures & Functions


Chapter 29 / Lesson 5

The middle ear converts sound waves into vibrations that make nerve signals for the brain. Explore the structures and functions of the middle ear, and learn about ears, eardrums, and the ossicle bones.

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