Ciliated epithelial cells are conical or columnar in shape, provided with a tuft of kinocilia
at their apical cell face, rhythmically moving outward to eliminate excretions and trapped foreign materials.
Hair cells were classified as intact if the kinociliary bundle was undamaged--that is, if the kinocilia
were aligned and the bundle was complete and brightly stained by the indirect fluorescent immunohistochemistry previously described.
Each cell is directionally sensitive, with the polarity determined by the relative position of kinocilia
and stereocilia (Webb, 1999).
Such development of mitochondria is deemed necessary for supplying energy sources in the functioning of the cilia of these ciliated cells as sensory cilia or kinocilia