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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891871/bone-density-development-of-the-temporal-bone-assessed-by-computed-tomography
#1
Kuniyuki Takahashi, Yuka Morita, Shinsuke Ohshima, Shuji Izumi, Yamato Kubota, Arata Horii
HYPOTHESIS: The temporal bone shows regional differences in bone development. BACKGROUND: The spreading pattern of acute mastoiditis shows age-related differences. In infants, it spreads laterally and causes retroauricular swelling, whereas in older children, it tends to spread medially and causes intracranial complications. We hypothesized that bone maturation may influence the spreading pattern of acute mastoiditis. METHODS: Eighty participants with normal hearing, aged 3 months to 42 years, participated in this study...
September 7, 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874214/a-histopathological-connection-between-a-fatal-endolymphatic-sac-tumour-and-von-hippel-lindau-disease-from-1960
#2
J A Bellairs, M B Gluth
OBJECTIVE: To highlight a case from 1960 connecting endolymphatic sac tumour and von Hippel-Lindau disease. CASE REPORT: In 1960, a 24-year-old woman presented with unilateral hearing loss, pulsatile tinnitus and a mass visible on otoscopy. The patient underwent surgical biopsy, which was complicated by haemorrhage, and ultimately resulted in death. At autopsy, a destructive temporal bone neoplasm with cystic and papillary architecture was observed that had eroded into the otic capsule...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866362/gene-cell-and-organ-multiplication-drives-inner-ear-evolution
#3
REVIEW
Bernd Fritzsch, Karen L Elliott
We review the development and evolution of the ear neurosensory cells, the aggregation of neurosensory cells into an otic placode, the evolution of novel neurosensory structures dedicated to hearing and the evolution of novel nuclei in the brain and their input dedicated to processing those novel auditory stimuli. The evolution of the apparently novel auditory system lies in duplication and diversification of cell fate transcription regulation that allows variation at the cellular level [transforming a single neurosensory cell into a sensory cell connected to its targets by a sensory neuron as well as diversifying hair cells], organ level [duplication of organ development followed by diversification and novel stimulus acquisition] and brain nuclear level [multiplication of transcription factors to regulate various neuron and neuron aggregate fate to transform the spinal cord into the unique hindbrain organization]...
August 31, 2017: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852952/atlas-based-segmentation-of-temporal-bone-anatomy
#4
Kimerly A Powell, Tong Liang, Brad Hittle, Don Stredney, Thomas Kerwin, Gregory J Wiet
PURPOSE: To develop a time-efficient automated segmentation approach that could identify critical structures in the temporal bone for visual enhancement and use in surgical simulation software. METHODS: An atlas-based segmentation approach was developed to segment the cochlea, ossicles, semicircular canals (SCCs), and facial nerve in normal temporal bone CT images. This approach was tested in images of 26 cadaver bones (13 left, 13 right). The results of the automated segmentation were compared to manual segmentation visually and using DICE metric, average Hausdorff distance, and volume similarity...
August 29, 2017: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851705/distinct-functions-for-netrin-1-in-chicken-and-murine-semicircular-canal-morphogenesis
#5
Allison M Nishitani, Sho Ohta, Andrea R Yung, Tony Del Rio, Michael I Gordon, Victoria E Abraira, Evelyn C Avilés, Gary C Schoenwolf, Donna M Fekete, Lisa V Goodrich
The vestibular system of the inner ear detects head position using three orthogonally oriented semicircular canals; even slight changes in their shape and orientation can cause debilitating behavioral defects. During development, the canals are sculpted from pouches that protrude from the otic vesicle, the embryonic anlage of the inner ear. In the center of each pouch, a fusion plate forms where cells lose their epithelial morphology and the basement membrane breaks down. Cells in the fusing epithelia intercalate and are removed, creating a canal...
August 29, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838968/tbx1-and-jag1-act-in-concert-to-modulate-the-fate-of-neurosensory-cells-of-the-mouse-otic-vesicle
#6
Stephania Macchiarulo, Bernice E Morrow
The domain within the otic vesicle (OV) known as the neurosensory domain (NSD), contains cells that will give rise to the hair and support cells of the otic sensory organs, as well as the neurons that form the cochleovestibular ganglion (CVG). The molecular dynamics that occur at the NSD boundary relative to adjacent OV cells is not well defined. The Tbx1 transcription factor gene expression pattern is complementary to the NSD, and inactivation results in an expansion of the NSD and expression of the Notch ligand, Jag1 mapping, in part to the NSD...
August 24, 2017: Biology Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28834538/claudin7b-is-required-for-the-formation-and-function-of-inner-ear-in-zebrafish
#7
Xiaohui Li, Guili Song, Yasong Zhao, Feng Zhao, Chunyan Liu, Dong Liu, Qing Li, Zongbin Cui
Zebrafish has become an excellent model for studying the development and function of inner ear. We report here a zebrafish line in which claudin 7b (cldn7b) locus is interrupted by a Tol2 transposon at its first intron. The homozygous mutants have enlarged otocysts, smaller or no otoliths, slowly formed semicircular canals, and insensitiveness to sound stimulation. These abnormal phenotypes and hearing loss of inner ear could be mostly rescued by injection of cldn7b-mRNA into one-cell stage homozygous mutant embryos...
August 23, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798392/new-findings-in-a-400-million-year-old-devonian-placoderm-shed-light-on-jaw-structure-and-function-in-basal-gnathostomes
#8
Yuzhi Hu, Jing Lu, Gavin C Young
Arthodire placoderms have been proposed as the sister group of Chinese 'maxillate' placoderms plus all the more crownward gnathostomes. These basal groups provide key information for understanding the early evolution of jaws. Here, we test previous assumptions about placoderm jaw structure and function by using high-resolution computed tomography, digital dissection, and enlarged 3D printouts on a unique articulated 400 million-year-old buchanosteid arthrodire. The upper jaw has a double ethmoid and a palatobasal connection, but no otic connection; the dermal bone attachment for the quadrate is different to other placoderms...
August 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791148/questioning-hagfish-affinities-of-the-enigmatic-devonian-vertebrate-palaeospondylus
#9
Zerina Johanson, Moya Smith, Sophie Sanchez, Tim Senden, Kate Trinajstic, Cathrin Pfaff
Palaeospondylus gunni Traquair, 1890 is an enigmatic Devonian vertebrate whose taxonomic affinities have been debated since it was first described. Most recently, Palaeospondylus has been identified as a stem-group hagfish (Myxinoidea). However, one character questioning this assignment is the presence of three semicircular canals in the otic region of the cartilaginous skull, a feature of jawed vertebrates. Additionally, new tomographic data reveal that the following characters of crown-group gnathostomes (chondrichthyans + osteichthyans) are present in Palaeospondylus: a longer telencephalic region of the braincase, separation of otic and occipital regions by the otico-occipital fissure, and vertebral centra...
July 2017: Royal Society Open Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777373/the-mir-183-itga3-axis-is-a-key-regulator-of-prosensory-area-during-early-inner-ear-development
#10
Priscilla Van den Ackerveken, Anaïs Mounier, Aurelia Huyghe, Rosalie Sacheli, Pierre-Bernard Vanlerberghe, Marie-Laure Volvert, Laurence Delacroix, Laurent Nguyen, Brigitte Malgrange
MicroRNAs are important regulators of gene expression and are involved in cellular processes such as proliferation or differentiation, particularly during development of numerous organs including the inner ear. However, it remains unknown if miRNAs are required during the earliest stages of otocyst and cochlear duct development. Here, we report that a conditional loss of Dicer expression in the otocyst impairs the early development of the inner ear as a result of the accumulation of DNA damage that trigger p53-mediated apoptosis...
August 4, 2017: Cell Death and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751305/dlx3b-4b-is-required-for-early-born-but-not-later-forming-sensory-hair-cells-during-zebrafish-inner-ear-development
#11
Simone Schwarzer, Sandra Spieß, Michael Brand, Stefan Hans
Morpholino-mediated knockdown has shown that the homeodomain transcription factors Dlx3b and Dlx4b are essential for proper induction of the otic-epibranchial progenitor domain (OEPD), as well as subsequent formation of sensory hair cells in the developing zebrafish inner ear. However, increasing use of reverse genetic approaches has revealed poor correlation between morpholino-induced and mutant phenotypes. Using CRISPR/Cas9-mediated mutagenesis, we generated a defined deletion eliminating the entire open reading frames of dlx3b and dlx4b (dlx3b/4b) and investigated a potential phenotypic difference between mutants and morpholino-mediated knockdown...
September 15, 2017: Biology Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742630/unique-case-of-hearing-recovery-after-otic-capsule-destruction-and-complete-sensorineural-hearing-loss-caused-by-langerhans-cell-histiocytosis
#12
Jennifer A Losie, Michael Yong, Frederick K Kozak, Neil K Chadha
: A 14-year-old woman presented with right-sided otologic and vestibular symptoms after presenting with hormonal disturbances earlier that year. Imaging showed a gross destruction of the temporal bone, mastoid air cells, and external acoustic meatus with invasion into the otic capsule. The patient experienced complete sensorineural hearing loss in the right ear. Biopsy diagnosed Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) and the patient was treated with chemotherapy. After 1 year of treatment, the patient's hearing partially recovered and imaging showed reconstitution of the temporal bone including the otic capsule...
September 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733657/a-gene-network-regulated-by-fgf-signalling-during-ear-development
#13
Maryam Anwar, Monica Tambalo, Ramya Ranganathan, Timothy Grocott, Andrea Streit
During development cell commitment is regulated by inductive signals that are tightly controlled in time and space. In response, cells activate specific programmes, but the transcriptional circuits that maintain cell identity in a changing signalling environment are often poorly understood. Specification of inner ear progenitors is initiated by FGF signalling. Here, we establish the genetic hierarchy downstream of FGF by systematic analysis of many ear factors combined with a network inference approach. We show that FGF rapidly activates a small circuit of transcription factors forming positive feedback loops to stabilise otic progenitor identity...
July 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688556/pediatric-langerhans-cell-histiocytosis-of-the-lateral-skull-base
#14
Ananya Majumder, Cameron C Wick, Rebecca Collins, Timothy N Booth, Brandon Isaacson, J Walter Kutz
OBJECTIVE: Describe the presentation, imaging characteristics, management, and outcomes of pediatric patients with Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) of the temporal bone. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was performed between 2000 and 2014 at a single tertiary care children's hospital. Fourteen patients were identified with a diagnosis of LCH and involvement of the temporal bone. RESULTS: Ten patients were female and ten were Caucasian...
August 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686713/transcriptome-wide-comparison-of-the-impact-of-atoh1-and-mir-183-family-on-pluripotent-stem-cells-and-multipotent-otic-progenitor-cells
#15
Michael Ebeid, Prashanth Sripal, Jason Pecka, Kirk W Beisel, Kelvin Kwan, Garrett A Soukup
Over 5% of the global population suffers from disabling hearing loss caused by multiple factors including aging, noise exposure, genetic predisposition, or use of ototoxic drugs. Sensorineural hearing loss is often caused by the loss of sensory hair cells (HCs) of the inner ear. A barrier to hearing restoration after HC loss is the limited ability of mammalian auditory HCs to spontaneously regenerate. Understanding the molecular mechanisms orchestrating HC development is expected to facilitate cell replacement therapies...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662075/microarray-analyses-of-otospheres-derived-from-the-cochlea-in-the-inner-ear-identify-putative-transcription-factors-that-regulate-the-characteristics-of-otospheres
#16
Takehiro Iki, Michihiro Tanaka, Shin-Ichiro Kitajiri, Tomoko Kita, Yuri Kawasaki, Akifumi Mizukoshi, Wataru Fujibuchi, Takayuki Nakagawa, Tatsutoshi Nakahata, Juichi Ito, Koichi Omori, Megumu K Saito
Various tissues possess tissue-specific stem/progenitor cells, including the inner ears. Stem/progenitor cells of the inner ear can be isolated as so-called otospheres from differentiated cells using a sphere forming assay. Although recent studies have demonstrated the characteristics of otospheres to some extent, most of the features of these cells are unknown. In this report, we describe the findings of transcriptome analyses with a cDNA microarray of otospheres derived from the cochleae of the inner ears of neonatal mice in order to clarify the gene expression profile of otic stem/progenitor cells...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642583/sox2-is-required-for-inner-ear-neurogenesis
#17
Aleta R Steevens, Danielle L Sookiasian, Jenna C Glatzer, Amy E Kiernan
Neurons of the cochleovestibular ganglion (CVG) transmit hearing and balance information to the brain. During development, a select population of early otic progenitors express NEUROG1, delaminate from the otocyst, and coalesce to form the neurons that innervate all inner ear sensory regions. At present, the selection process that determines which otic progenitors activate NEUROG1 and adopt a neuroblast fate is incompletely understood. The transcription factor SOX2 has been implicated in otic neurogenesis, but its requirement in the specification of the CVG neurons has not been established...
June 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641322/scuba-diving-and-otology-a-systematic-review-with-recommendations-on-diagnosis-treatment-and-post-operative-care
#18
REVIEW
Devon M Livingstone, Kristine A Smith, Beth Lange
Scuba diving is a popular recreational and professional activity with inherent risks. Complications related to barotrauma and decompression illness can pose significant morbidity to a diver's hearing and balance systems. The majority of dive-related injuries affect the head and neck, particularly the outer, middle and inner ear. Given the high incidence of otologic complications from diving, an evidence-based approach to the diagnosis and treatment of otic pathology is a necessity. We performed a systematic and comprehensive literature review including the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of otologic pathology related to diving...
June 2017: Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine: the Journal of the South Pacific Underwater Medicine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628917/anatomical-characteristics-of-facial-nerve-and-cochlea-interaction
#19
Nadine Schart-Morén, Sune Larsson, Helge Rask-Andersen, Hao Li
OBJECTIVE: The aim was to study the relationship between the labyrinthine portion (LP) of the facial canal and the cochlea in human inner ear molds and temporal bones using micro-CT and 3D rendering. A reduced cochlea-facial distance may spread electric currents from the cochlear implant to the LP and cause facial nerve stimulation. Influencing factors may be the topographic anatomy and otic capsule properties. METHODS: An archival collection of human temporal bones underwent micro-CT and 3D reconstruction...
2017: Audiology & Neuro-otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609892/reappraisal-of-i-synagrops-i-g%C3%A3-nther-1887-with-rehabilitation-and-revision-of-i-parascombrops-i-alcock-1889-including-description-of-seven-new-species-and-two-new-genera-perciformes-acropomatidae
#20
Werner W Schwarzhans, Artem M Prokofiev
An ongoing review of the fishes of the basal percoid family Acropomatidae has revealed that the genus Synagrops Günther, 1887 as it is currently understood is not a natural group. Species with a serrated pelvic-fin spine are here placed in the resurrected genus Parascombrops Alcock, 1889 (type-species: Parascombrops pellucidus Alcock, 1889), and the new, monospecific genus Caraibops n. gen. (type-species: Synagrops trispinosus Mochizuki & Sano, 1984). Parascombrops is unique amongst Acropomatidae in the combination of the presence of vacant 8th interneural space, a predorsal formula /0+0/0+2/ and an epaxialis attachment type 1...
May 4, 2017: Zootaxa
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