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From: Characterisation of N-glycans in the epithelial-like tissue of the rat cochlea

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Isolation of the stria vascularis. (a) Structure of the cochlea. An overview image and cross-section of this organ are shown in left and right panels, respectively. In the latter, electrochemical properties of endolymph and perilymph are indicated. StV; stria vascularis, SL; spiral ligament, LW; lateral cochlear wall. (bd) Dissociation of StV. The cochlea was dissected from the temporal bone (b) and divided sagittally into two parts along the cochlear axis (c). The StV was identified by brown pigmentation of the intermediate cells. Then, as shown in (d), the StV was carefully peeled away from the SL with a fine needle (see Methods).

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