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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158447/krox20-defines-a-subpopulation-of-cardiac-neural-crest-cells-contributing-to-arterial-valves-and-bicuspid-aortic-valve
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Gaëlle Odelin, Emilie Faure, Fanny Coulpier, Maria Di Bonito, Fanny Bajolle, Michèle Studer, Jean-François Avierinos, Patrick Charnay, Piotr Topilko, Stéphane Zaffran
Although cardiac neural crest cells are required at early stages of arterial valve development, their contribution during valvular leaflet maturation remains poorly understood. Here we show in mouse that neural crest cells from pre-otic and post-otic regions make distinct contributions to the arterial valve leaflets. Genetic fate-mapping analysis of neural crest Krox20-expressing cells reveals a large contribution to the borders and the interleaflet triangles of the arterial valves. Loss of Krox20 function results in hyperplastic aortic valve and partially penetrant bicuspid aortic valve formation...
November 20, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137924/nasal-and-otic-placode-specific-regulation-of-sox2-involves-both-activation-by-sox-sall4-synergism-and-multiple-repression-mechanisms
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Satoko Sugahara, Tooru Fujimoto, Hisato Kondoh, Masanori Uchikawa
Transcription factor gene Sox2 is expressed throughout sensory development, but the enhancers that regulate the gene vary depending on the developmental stages and tissues. To gain new insights into the gene regulatory network in sensory placode specification, regulation of the nasal-otic bispecific NOP1 enhancer of Sox2 was investigated in chicken embryos. Deletion and mutational analyses using electroporation showed that transcriptional repression mechanisms in combination with activation mechanisms determine placodal specificity...
November 11, 2017: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121383/a-novel-etiology-for-pneumolabyrinth-after-temporal-bone-fracture-without-otic-capsule-involvement
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Thomas J Muelleman, Vidur Bhalla, Hinrich Staecker
Pneumolabyrinth has been considered an indicator of otic capsule involvement in temporal bone fractures. We present a novel theory for the etiology of pneumolabyrinth in a trauma patient without an otic capsule fracture: passage of intrathecal air into the labyrinth. Our patient experienced transient bilateral pneumolabyrinth after head trauma due to a motor vehicle collision. The patient was noted to have extensive pneumocephalus and a unilateral temporal bone fracture that spared the otic capsule. Initial computed tomography (CT) scans demonstrated air in the cochlea and both internal auditory canals...
October 2017: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109839/hearing-and-mortality-outcomes-following-temporal-bone-fractures
#4
Adam Honeybrook, Aniruddha Patki, Nikita Chapurin, Charles Woodard
The aim of this article is to determine hearing and mortality outcomes following temporal bone fractures. Retrospective chart review was performed of 152 patients diagnosed with a temporal bone fracture presenting to the emergency room at a tertiary care referral center over a 10-year period. Utilizing Patients' previously obtained temporal bone computed tomographic scans and audiograms, fractures were classified based on several classification schemes. Correlations between fracture patterns, mortality, and hearing outcomes were analyzed using χ(2) tests...
December 2017: Craniomaxillofacial Trauma & Reconstruction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106072/regulation-of-continuous-but-complex-expression-pattern-of-six1-during-early-sensory-development
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Shigeru Sato, Yasuhide Furuta, Kiyoshi Kawakami
BACKGROUND: In vertebrates, cranial sensory placodes give rise to neurosensory and endocrine structures such as the olfactory epithelium, inner ear and anterior pituitary. We report here the establishment of a transgenic mouse line that expresses Cre recombinase under the control of Six1-21, a major placodal enhancer of the homeobox gene Six1. RESULTS: In the new Cre-expressing line, mSix1-21-NLSCre, the earliest Cre-mediated recombination was induced at embryonic day 8...
November 6, 2017: Developmental Dynamics: An Official Publication of the American Association of Anatomists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096926/using-temporal-bone-computed-tomography-to-predict-sensorineural-hearing-loss-in-otic-capsule-sparing-temporal-bone-fracture
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Seog Kyun Mun, Kyung Hyun Oh, Young Ho Hong, Hyun Jin Min, Kyung Soo Kim, Sei Young Lee, Hoon Shik Yang, Mun Young Chang
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to investigate the efficacy of otic capsule-sparing (OCS) length for the prediction of sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) in patients with OCS temporal bone fracture. METHODS: Thirty-four patients with OCS temporal bone fracture were enrolled, and their temporal bone computed tomography (TBCT), audiogram, and medical records were reviewed. The TBCT measured the shortest length between the otic capsule and fracture line. This length was referred to as the OCS length and was used to predict SNHL...
October 31, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29070485/functions-of-wnt-signaling-pathway-in-hair-cell-differentiation-and-regeneration
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Qing-Qing Fan, Fei-Long Meng, Ran Fang, Gao-Peng Li, Xiao-Li Zhao
Wnt signaling pathway plays important roles in the development and homeostasis of multicellular organisms. Through their bindings with the Frizzled receptors, the Wnt ligands regulate a wide range of developmental processes, such as axis patterning, cell division, and cell fate specification. Wnt signaling plays vital roles in the development of inner ear of the mouse. In the early stages of inner ear development, Wnt signaling specifies the size of the placode and the formation of the otic vesicle. In later stages, Wnt signaling mediates hair cell specification and orients the stereociliary bundles in a uniform direction...
October 20, 2017: Yi Chuan, Hereditas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29056901/interleukin-10-attenuates-hypochlorous-acid-mediated-cytotoxicity-to-hei-oc1-cochlear-cells
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Martin Mwangi, Sung-Hee Kil, David Phak, Hun Yi Park, David J Lim, Raekil Park, Sung K Moon
Inflammatory reaction plays a crucial role in the pathophysiology of acquired hearing loss such as ototoxicity and labyrinthitis. In our earlier work, we showed the pivotal role of otic fibrocytes in cochlear inflammation and the critical involvement of proinflammatory cytokines in cisplatin ototoxicity. We also demonstrated that otic fibrocytes inhibit monocyte chemoattractant protein 1 (CCL2) upregulation in response to interleukin-10 (IL-10) via heme oxygenase 1 (HMOX1) signaling, resulting in suppression of cochlear inflammation...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033342/intentional-cyanoacrylate-ingestion-a-rare-cause-of-delayed-gastric-perforation-requiring-gastric-wedge-resection
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Sun Hwa Lee, Seong Jong Yun, Seokyong Ryu, Seung Won Choi, Hye Jin Kim, Tae Kyung Kang, Sung Chan Oh, Suk Jin Cho
Cyanoacrylate (LOCTITE® 401™) is a fast-acting adhesive available nationwide, with medical and household uses. Most cases of cyanoacrylate exposure are accidental and occur in children less than 5years old. Various routes of exposure have been reported including the dermal, oral, ocular, otic, nasal, and urethral routes; however, very few result in serious complication and mortality. Although a few cases of airway obstruction related to cyanoacrylate ingestion have been reported, intentional cyanoacrylate ingestion-induced gastrointestinal tract injury has scarcely been reported...
October 7, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033307/neurog1-regulates-cdk2-to-promote-proliferation-in-otic-progenitors
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Zhichao Song, Azadeh Jadali, Bernd Fritzsch, Kelvin Y Kwan
Loss of spiral ganglion neurons (SGNs) significantly contributes to hearing loss. Otic progenitor cell transplantation is a potential strategy to replace lost SGNs. Understanding how key transcription factors promote SGN differentiation in otic progenitors accelerates efforts for replacement therapies. A pro-neural transcription factor, Neurogenin1 (Neurog1), is essential for SGN development. Using an immortalized multipotent otic progenitor (iMOP) cell line that can self-renew and differentiate into otic neurons, NEUROG1 was enriched at the promoter of cyclin-dependent kinase 2 (Cdk2) and neurogenic differentiation 1 (NeuroD1) genes...
November 14, 2017: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024472/hearing-crosstalk-the-molecular-conversation-orchestrating-inner-ear-dorsoventral-patterning
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REVIEW
Sho Ohta, Gary C Schoenwolf
The inner ear is a structurally and functionally complex organ that functions in balance and hearing. It originates during neurulation as a localized thickened region of rostral ectoderm termed the otic placode, which lies adjacent to the developing caudal hindbrain. Shortly after the otic placode forms, it invaginates to delineate the otic cup, which quickly pinches off of the surface ectoderm to form a hollow spherical vesicle called the otocyst; the latter gives rise dorsally to inner ear vestibular components and ventrally to its auditory component...
October 11, 2017: Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews. Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017464/respective-contribution-of-the-cephalic-neural-crest-and-mesoderm-to-six1-expressing-head-territories-in-the-avian-embryo
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Barbara F Fonseca, Gérard Couly, Elisabeth Dupin
BACKGROUND: Vertebrate head development depends on a series of interactions between many cell populations of distinct embryological origins. Cranial mesenchymal tissues have a dual embryonic source: - the neural crest (NC), which generates most of craniofacial skeleton, dermis, pericytes, fat cells, and tenocytes; and - the mesoderm, which yields muscles, blood vessel endothelia and some posterior cranial bones. The molecular players that orchestrate co-development of cephalic NC and mesodermal cells to properly construct the head of vertebrates remain poorly understood...
October 10, 2017: BMC Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28984806/petrous-apex-cholesterol-granulomas-outcomes-complications-and-hearing-results-from-surgical-and-wait-and-scan-management
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Golda Grinblat, Ashish Vashishth, Francesco Galetti, Antonio Caruso, Mario Sanna
OBJECTIVE: 1. To analyze the surgical outcomes in the management of petrous apex cholesterol granulomas (PACG) with a brief literature review.2. To evaluate the importance of wait-and-scan management option. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective review. SETTING: Quaternary referral center for otology and skull base surgery. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Charts of 55 patients with at least 12 months of follow-up were analyzed for demographic, clinical, audiometric, and radiological features...
December 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28979923/isolation-of-mouse-cardiac-neural-crest-cells-and-their-differentiation-into-smooth-muscle-cells
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Xia Wang, Sophie Astrof
Cardiac neural crest cells (CNCCs) originate at the dorsal edge of the neural tube between the otic pit and the caudal edge of the 3(rd) somite, and migrate into the pharyngeal arches and the heart. We have shown that fibronectin (Fn1) plays an important role in the development of the CNCC by regulating the differentiation of CNCCs into vascular smooth muscle cells around pharyngeal arch arteries (Wang and Astrof, 2016). This protocol describes the isolation of CNCCs from the neural tube and from the caudal pharyngeal arches, and the differentiation of neural crest-derived cells into smooth muscle cells...
September 5, 2017: Bio-protocol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891871/bone-density-development-of-the-temporal-bone-assessed-by-computed-tomography
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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...
December 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
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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
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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]...
November 1, 2017: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852952/atlas-based-segmentation-of-temporal-bone-anatomy
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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...
November 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
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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...
September 15, 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
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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 expansion of the NSD and expression of the Notch ligand, Jag1 mapping, in part of the NSD...
October 15, 2017: Biology Open
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