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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341136/phylogeny-and-distribution-of-protein-kinase-c-variants-in-the-zebrafish
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Marion F Haug, Matthias Gesemann, Manuela Berger, Stephan C F Neuhauss
Conventional protein kinases - consisting of α, β, and γ family members - play key roles in numerous signal transduction events. Phylogenetic analysis demonstrated the existence of five prkcs (the genes representing PKCs) in zebrafish, two paralogous forms of prkca and -b and one prkcg variant. mRNA expression analysis showed distinct, mainly nervous system specific expression, for all five prkc genes. For prkca and prkcb paralogs prominent expression can be seen in the telencephalon, in diencephalic regions such as the habenula or the optic tectum, in hypothalamic areas and in distinct cerebellar structures...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Comparative Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337715/labyrinthine-sequestrum-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#2
Julie B Guerin, Diana L Vork, Lourdes Eguiguren, Alexander P Marston, Colin L W Driscoll, Matthew L Carlson, Nancy K Henry, John I Lane
OBJECTIVE: To report the presentation, diagnosis, management, and convalescence of labyrinthine sequestrum (LS) and summarize all previously published cases. PATIENT(S): Eleven-year-old female with LS. INTERVENTION(S): Multidisciplinary diagnostic evaluation and treatment. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Imaging and laboratory findings, medical and surgical treatment. RESULTS: We describe a case of LS secondary to medically recalcitrant suppurative otitis media in an 11-year-old female and review all eight previously reported cases...
January 15, 2018: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327200/exocyst-complex-member-exoc5-is-required-for-survival-of-hair-cells-and-spiral-ganglion-neurons-and-maintenance-of-hearing
#3
Byeonghyeon Lee, Jeong-In Baek, Hyehyun Min, Seung-Hyun Bae, Kyeonghye Moon, Min-A Kim, Ye-Ri Kim, Ben Fogelgren, Joshua H Lipschutz, Kyu-Yup Lee, Jinwoong Bok, Un-Kyung Kim
The exocyst, an octameric protein complex consisting of Exoc1 through Exoc8, was first determined to regulate exocytosis by targeting vesicles to the plasma membrane in yeast to mice. In addition to this fundamental role, the exocyst complex has been implicated in other cellular processes. In this study, we investigated the role of the exocyst in cochlear development and hearing by targeting EXOC5, a central exocyst component. Deleting Exoc5 in the otic epithelium with widely used Cre lines resulted in early lethality...
January 11, 2018: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29307133/impact-of-nicotine-exposure-on-hair-cell-toxicity-and-embryotoxicity-during-zebrafish-development
#4
Myung Hoon Yoo, Yoon Chan Rah, Saemi Park, Soonil Koun, Gi Jung Im, Sung Won Chae, Hak Hyun Jung, June Choi
Objectives: Nicotine has various adverse effects including negative impacts associated with maternal exposure. In the current study, we examined nicotine-induced damage of hair cells and embryotoxicity during zebrafish development. Methods: Zebrafish embryos were exposed to nicotine at several concentrations (5, 10, 20, and 40 μM) and embryotoxicity were evaluated at 72 hours, including hatching rate, mortality, teratogenicity rate, and heart rate. Hair cells within the supraorbital (SO1 and SO2), otic (O1), and occipital (OC1) neuromasts were identified at 120 hours...
January 6, 2018: Clinical and Experimental Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301908/deletion-of-a-long-range-dlx5-enhancer-disrupts-inner-ear-development-in-mice
#5
Kenneth R Johnson, Leona H Gagnon, Cong Tian, Chantal M Longo-Guess, Benjamin E Low, Michael V Wiles, Amy E Kiernan
Distal enhancers are thought to play important roles in the spatiotemporal regulation of gene expression during embryonic development, but few predicted enhancer elements have been shown to affect transcription of their endogenous genes or to alter phenotypes when disrupted. Here, we demonstrate that a 123.6 kb deletion within the mouse Slc25a13 gene is associated with reduced transcription of Dlx5, a gene located 660 kb away. Mice homozygous for the Slc25a13 deletion mutation (named hyperspin, hspn) have malformed inner ears and are deaf with balance defects, whereas previously reported Slc25a13 knockout mice showed no phenotypic abnormalities...
January 3, 2018: Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299508/elements-of-virtual-temporal-bone-surgery-manipulandum-format-may-be-more-important-to-surgeons-than-haptic-device-force-capabilities
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Bertram Unger, Nariman Sepehri, Vivek Rampersad, Justyn Pisa, Michael Gousseau, Jordan B Hochman
Background: Temporal bone simulations are critiqued for poor drill-bone interaction. This project appraises the import of increasing haptic device and manipulandum fidelity on the perceived realism of drilling a virtual temporal bone.Virtual surgical contact forces rely on haptic device fidelity and are transmitted through a manipulandum. With identical software, both device hardware and manipulandum may each contribute to realism. We compare the three degrees of freedom (DOF), 3N Geomagic Touch (3D Systems, SC) to a 6DOF, 5...
December 2017: Laryngoscope Investigative Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284013/creating-a-stem-cell-niche-in-the-inner-ear-using-self-assembling-peptide-amphiphiles
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Akihiro J Matsuoka, Zafar A Sayed, Nicholas Stephanopoulos, Eric J Berns, Anil R Wadhwani, Zachery D Morrissey, Duncan M Chadly, Shun Kobayashi, Alexandra N Edelbrock, Tomoji Mashimo, Charles A Miller, Tammy L McGuire, Samuel I Stupp, John A Kessler
The use of human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) for regeneration of the spiral ganglion will require techniques for promoting otic neuronal progenitor (ONP) differentiation, anchoring of cells to anatomically appropriate and specific niches, and long-term cell survival after transplantation. In this study, we used self-assembling peptide amphiphile (PA) molecules that display an IKVAV epitope (IKVAV-PA) to create a niche for hESC-derived ONPs that supported neuronal differentiation and survival both in vitro and in vivo after transplantation into rodent inner ears...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277248/communication-pathways-to-and-from-the-inner-ear-and-their-contributions-to-drug-delivery
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Alec N Salt, Keiko Hirose
The environment of the inner ear is highly regulated in a manner that some solutes are permitted to enter while others are excluded or transported out. Drug therapies targeting the sensory and supporting cells of the auditory and vestibular systems require the agent to gain entry to the fluid spaces of the inner ear, perilymph or endolymph, which surround the sensory organs. Access to the inner ear fluids from the vasculature is limited by the blood-labyrinth barriers, which include the blood-perilymph and blood-strial barriers...
December 19, 2017: Hearing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29272992/from-otic-induction-to-hair-cell-production-pax2-sup-egfp-sup-cell-line-illuminates-key-stages-of-development-in-mouse-inner-ear-organoid-model
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Stacy A Schaefer, Atsuko Y Higashi, Benjamin Loomis, Thomas Schrepfer, Guoqiang Wan, Gabriel Corfas, Gregory R Dressler, Robert Keith Duncan
Producing hair cells of the inner ear is the major goal of ongoing research that combines advances in developmental and stem cell biology. The recent advent of an inner ear organoid protocol-resulting in 3-dimensional stem cell-derived tissues resembling vestibular sensory epithelia-has sparked interest in applications such as regeneration, drug discovery, and disease modeling. In this study, we adapted this protocol for a novel mouse embryonic stem cell line with a fluorescent reporter for Pax2 expression...
December 22, 2017: Stem Cells and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224005/evidence-of-osteoclastic-activity-in-the-human-temporal-bone
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Takefumi Kamakura, Joseph B Nadol
Bone remodeling within the otic capsule has been reported to be inhibited especially at or near the cochlea, except under some pathological conditions such as otosclerosis, Paget's disease, or mastoiditis, when bone remodeling can occur. Microcavitations found in periosteal and endosteal layers of human temporal bone specimens without otosclerosis, Paget's disease, or inflammation as reported in the current study are consistent with osteoclastic bone resorption. Thirty-three temporal bones from 33 patients were prepared for light microscopy and classified into 4 groups: histologically proven dehiscence of the superior semicircular canal (SSCD) (n = 3, group 1), age 20 years or younger (n = 10, group 2), age 90 years or older and with otosclerosis (n = 10, group 3), and age 90 years or older without otosclerosis (n = 10, group 4)...
December 9, 2017: Audiology & Neuro-otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220338/basics-of-compounding-compounding-irrigation-solutions-for-sterile-and-nonsterile-preparations
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Loyd V Allen
Compounding pharmacists are sometimes called upon to prepare irrigation solutions, especially in the hospital or clinical setting. Irrigations are indicated for washing or bathing surgical incisions, wounds, and body tissues, including body cavities. Some irrigation solutions coming in contact with exposed tissue, must meet stringent requirements of sterility and bacterial endotoxins. Compounded irrigation solutions may involve wound(s), the bladder, and also may be for ophthalmic, otic, and nasal application...
November 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutical Compounding
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219007/anthropometric-research-of-congenital-auricular-deformities-for-newborns
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Hui Zhao, Guanfeng Lin, Yong Hae Seong, Jin Shi, Jing Xu, Wenhua Huang
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to get the data of Neonatal auricle for helping pediatricians and obstetricians to make definite diagnosis and individualized treatment for newborn congenital auricular deformities in China. METHODS: A total of 1500 newborns' ears were evaluated in this study. Six surface measurements were performed directly on the auricles of the subjects as follows: physiognomic ear length and breadth, morphological ear length and breadth, cephalo-auricular distance, and cephalo otic angle...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218708/three-dimensional-reconstruction-of-the-cranial-and-anterior-spinal-nerves-in-early-tadpoles-of-xenopus-laevis-pipidae-anura
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Benjamin Naumann, Lennart Olsson
Xenopus laevis is one of the most widely used model organism in neurobiology. It is therefore surprising, that no detailed and complete description of the cranial nerves exists for this species. Using classical histological sectioning in combination with fluorescent whole mount antibody staining and micro-computed tomography we prepared a detailed innervation map and a freely-rotatable 3D model of the cranial nerves and anterior-most spinal nerves of early X. laevis tadpoles. Our results confirm earlier descriptions of the pre-otic cranial nerves and present the first detailed description of the post-otic cranial nerves...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Comparative Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203198/phylogeny-and-expression-patterns-of-two-apolipoprotein-e-genes-in-the-flatfish-senegalese-sole
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Javier Roman-Padilla, Ana Rodríguez-Rúa, Carlos Carballo, Manuel Manchado, Ismael Hachero-Cruzado
The apolipoprotein E (ApoE) is a key component of several lipoproteins involved in lipid homeostasis. In this study, two cDNA sequences encoding ApoE (referred to as apoEa and apoEb) were characterized in the flatfish Solea senegalensis. The predicted peptides contained conserved structural blocks related with their capacity for lipid binding and lipoprotein receptor interaction. At genomic level, both genes contained five exons and four introns and they were organized into two tandem arrays with apoA-IV gene copies...
December 1, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29192304/association-of-hearing-loss-and-otologic-outcomes-with-fibrous-dysplasia
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Alison M Boyce, Carmen Brewer, Timothy R DeKlotz, Christopher K Zalewski, Kelly A King, Michael T Collins, H Jeffrey Kim
Importance: Fibrous dysplasia (FD) and McCune-Albright syndrome (MAS) are rare bone and endocrine disorders in which expansile fibro-osseous lesions result in deformity, pain, and functional impairment. The effect of FD on hearing and otologic function has not been established. Objectives: To characterize audiologic and otologic manifestations in a large cohort of individuals with FD/MAS and to investigate potential mechanisms of hearing loss. Design, Setting, and Participants: In this natural history study, individuals with craniofacial FD seen at a clinical research center underwent clinical, biochemical, computed tomographic, audiologic, and otolaryngologic evaluations...
November 30, 2017: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29177053/evaluation-of-a-single-administration-ototopical-treatment-for-canine-otitis-externa-a-randomised-trial
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John Blake, Daniel Keil, Kenneth Kwochka, Kathleen Palma, Jennifer Schofield
Objective: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of a new, single-administration Otic Solution containing florfenicol, terbinafine and mometasone furoate for the treatment of canine otitis externa (OE). Design: The clinical efficacy and safety study was a multicentre, controlled, masked and randomised field study conducted over 30 days. Two hundred and twenty-one (221) client-owned dogs of varying breeds with diagnosed bacterial and/or fungal OE were enrolled. Procedure: Dogs were randomised to either Otic Solution or control groups...
2017: Veterinary Record Open
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
#18
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
#19
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
#20
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
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