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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223157/dose-dependent-cochlear-and-vestibular-toxicity-of-trans-tympanic-cisplatin-in-the-rat
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Angela Callejo, Amandine Durochat, Stéphanie Bressieux, Aurélie Saleur, Christian Chabbert, Ivan Domènech Juan, Jordi Llorens, Sophie Gaboyard-Niay
In vivo studies are needed to study cisplatin ototoxicity and to evaluate candidate protective treatments. Rats and mice are the preferred species for toxicological and pharmacological pre-clinical research, but systemic administration of cisplatin causes high morbidity in these species. We hypothesized that trans-tympanic administration of cisplatin would provide a good model for studying its auditory and vestibular toxicity in the rat. Cisplatin was administered by the trans-tympanic route in one ear (50μl, 0...
February 13, 2017: Neurotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202575/models-of-utricular-bouton-afferents-role-of-afferent-hair-cell-connectivity-in-determining-spike-train-regularity
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William R Holmes, Janice A Huwe, Barbara Williams, Michael H Rowe, Ellengene H Peterson
Vestibular bouton afferent terminals in turtle utricle can be categorized into four types depending on their location and terminal arbor structure: lateral extrastriolar (LES), striolar, juxtastriolar, and medial extrastriolar (MES). The terminal arbors of these afferents differ in surface area, total length, collecting area, number of boutons, number of bouton contacts per hair cell and axon diameter (Huwe et al. 2015). To understand how differences in terminal morphology and the resulting hair cell inputs might affect afferent response properties, we modeled representative afferents from each region, using reconstructed bouton afferents (Huwe et al...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145833/a-new-theory-for-m%C3%A3-ni%C3%A3-re-s-disease
#3
Jeremy Hornibrook, Philip Bird
Ménière's disease is an inner ear disorder characterized by vertigo attacks, fluctuating and progressive hearing loss, tinnitus, and aural fullness in the affected ear. The pathophysiology of Ménière's disease remains elusive. Theories so far are anatomical variation in the size or position of the endolymphatic sac and duct, viral inflammation or autoimmune involvement of the sac, or a genetically determined abnormality of endolymph control. Animal studies on blocking the ductus reuniens and endolymphatic duct have produced hydrops in the cochlea, saccule, and utricle...
February 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104018/-the-ultrastructure-of-utricular-maculae-of-mouse
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L J Yang, L J Li, T Liu, L W Wang, P Shen
Objective: Using scanning electron microscope to observe the ultrastructure of utricular maculae of mouse. Methods: Ten young (6 to 8 weeks) and ten old (>12 months) mice were executed, and their utricles were harvested and the specimens were processed, using scanning electron microscope to observe the structures of the utricles from the surface of otoconia layer to the roots of hair cell cilia. Results: Under the scanning electron microscope, several ultrastructures were observed, including otoconia layer, unstructured gelatinous extracellular matrix layer, honeycomb-like gelatinous extracellular matrix layer, inter-cilia otoconia and hair cell cilia associated with these structures...
January 7, 2017: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073201/azoospermic-patient-s-treatment-an-experience-of-a-pma-hospital-unit-and-role-of-ultrasonography
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Paolo Panella, Pietro Pepe, Placido Borzì, Maria Elena Vento, Michele Pennisi, Paolo Scollo
INTRODUCTION: Azoospermia causes about 10% of male infertility and the best therapeutic option is the retrieval of sperm from testis or epididymis. MATERIAL AND METHODS: From Juanary 2008 to June 2016, 92 men (median 36 years; range: 25-54 years) were submitted in 47 cases to TESE (testicular sperm extraction) and in 45 cases to PESA (percutaneous epididymal sperm aspiration) for secretory and obstructive azoospermia, respectively; moreover, all the patients previously underwent color Doppler ultrasound of the testis and transrectal ultrasound of the prostate...
December 30, 2016: Archivio Italiano di Urologia, Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065811/large-prostatic-utricle-with-transitional-cell-carcinoma-in-an-adult
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Anil Kumar Nallabothula, Lakshmi Sreeranga Yatam, Tyagi Ayapati, Vijayalakshmi Devi Bodagala
A 21-year-old man with pain in the lower abdomen and hematuria of 10 days' duration was evaluated and found to have a large cystic lesion behind the urinary bladder, which was confirmed to be a large prostatic utricle with a solid component on contrast-enhanced computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and transrectal ultrasonography. Postoperative histopathology revealed transitional cell carcinoma.
January 5, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034617/cochlear-hair-cell-regeneration-after-noise-induced-hearing-loss-does-regeneration-follow-development
#7
REVIEW
Fei Zheng, Jian Zuo
Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) affects a large number of military personnel and civilians. Regenerating inner-ear cochlear hair cells (HCs) is a promising strategy to restore hearing after NIHL. In this review, we first summarize recent transcriptome profile analysis of zebrafish lateral lines and chick utricles where spontaneous HC regeneration occurs after HC damage. We then discuss recent studies in other mammalian regenerative systems such as pancreas, heart and central nervous system. Both spontaneous and forced HC regeneration occurs in mammalian cochleae in vivo involving proliferation and direct lineage conversion...
December 26, 2016: Hearing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999985/mri-of-endolymphatic-hydrops-in-patients-with-meniere-s-disease-a-case-controlled-study-with-a-simplified-classification-based-on-saccular-morphology
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Arnaud Attyé, Michael Eliezer, Naïla Boudiaf, Irène Tropres, David Chechin, Sébastien Schmerber, Georges Dumas, Alexandre Krainik
OBJECTIVES: Endolymphatic hydrops (EH) can be studied in patients by MRI. With the semi-quantitative grading system, previous imaging studies showed discrepancies in the occurrence and grading of EH in patients with Meniere's disease (MD). Here, we compared the inversion of the saccule to utricle area ratio (SURI) with the semi-quantitative method of grading conventionally used to diagnose MD. METHODS: Imaging was carried out on a 3-T MRI scanner. We performed 3D-FLAIR sequences 4 h after a single intravenous dose of contrast agent...
December 20, 2016: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990329/two-new-aroramyces-species-hysterangiaceae-hysterangiales-from-m%C3%A3-xico
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Gonzalo Guevara-Guerrero, Michael A Castellano, Victor Gómez-Reyes
Little is known of the truffle-like fungi of northern Mexico. Few mycologists have collected truffle-like specimens in this area. The wide diversity of habitat and potential mycorrhizal partners portend a unique and varied truffle-like mycota. In the conduct of recent field studies in this region we collected many interesting truffle-like specimens. We present two taxa that have unique characteristics, brownish spores with spines embedded within a distinctly inflated utricle surrounding each spore. Aroramyces balanosporus and A...
December 2016: IMA Fungus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942898/assessment-of-endolymphatic-hydrops-and-otolith-function-in-patients-with-m%C3%A3-ni%C3%A3-re-s-disease
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Tomoko Okumura, Takao Imai, Yasumitsu Takimoto, Noriaki Takeda, Tadashi Kitahara, Atsuhiko Uno, Takefumi Kamakura, Yasuhiro Osaki, Yoshiyuki Watanabe, Hidenori Inohara
Ménière's disease is associated with hydrops of the inner ear endolymphatic space, and histopathologically, the cochlea and vestibule are usually involved. We used gadolinium-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging and measured cervical and ocular vestibular evoked myogenic potentials and the gain in the utricular induced linear vestibulo-ocular reflex to test the hypothesis that vestibular hydrops in Ménière's disease patients is associated with otolith organ dysfunction. We evaluated 21 patients diagnosed with unilateral definitive Ménière's disease using gadolinium magnetic resonance imaging to detect endolymphatic hydrops in the cochlea and vestibule...
December 10, 2016: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930443/otolith-dysfunction-in-persons-with-both-diabetes-and-benign-paroxysmal-positional-vertigo
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Linda J DʼSilva, Hinrich Staecker, James Lin, Christy Maddux, John Ferraro, Hongying Dai, Patricia M Kluding
OBJECTIVE: Vestibular dysfunction is a well-recognized complication of type 2 diabetes (DM) that may contribute to increased fall risk. The prevalence of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is higher in people with DM. The impact of DM on the otolith organs of the vestibular system in people with BPPV is unknown. The purpose of this study was to analyze otolith function using vestibular-evoked myogenic potential (VEMP) tests in people with DM and concurrent BPPV (BPPV + DM), and to examine the relationships between VEMP variables and diabetes-related variables...
March 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921231/the-cell-and-protoplasm-as-container-object-and-substance-1835-1861
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Daniel Liu
This article revisits the development of the protoplasm concept as it originally arose from critiques of the cell theory, and examines how the term "protoplasm" transformed from a botanical term of art in the 1840s to the so-called "living substance" and "the physical basis of life" two decades later. I show that there were two major shifts in biological materialism that needed to occur before protoplasm theory could be elevated to have equal status with cell theory in the nineteenth century. First, I argue that biologists had to accept that life could inhere in matter alone, regardless of form...
December 5, 2016: Journal of the History of Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917898/incomplete-and-delayed-sox2-deletion-defines-residual-ear-neurosensory-development-and-maintenance
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Martina Dvorakova, Israt Jahan, Iva Macova, Tetyana Chumak, Romana Bohuslavova, Josef Syka, Bernd Fritzsch, Gabriela Pavlinkova
The role of Sox2 in neurosensory development is not yet fully understood. Using mice with conditional Islet1-cre mediated deletion of Sox2, we explored the function of Sox2 in neurosensory development in a model with limited cell type diversification, the inner ear. In Sox2 conditional mutants, neurons initially appear to form normally, whereas late- differentiating neurons of the cochlear apex never form. Variable numbers of hair cells differentiate in the utricle, saccule, and cochlear base but sensory epithelium formation is completely absent in the apex and all three cristae of the semicircular canal ampullae...
December 5, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895556/neurosensory-differentiation-and-innervation-patterning-in-the-human-fetal-vestibular-end-organs-between-the-gestational-weeks-8-12
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Lejo Johnson Chacko, Elisabeth J Pechriggl, Helga Fritsch, Helge Rask-Andersen, Michael J F Blumer, Anneliese Schrott-Fischer, Rudolf Glueckert
Balance orientation depends on the precise operation of the vestibular end organs and the vestibular ganglion neurons. Previous research on the assemblage of the neuronal network in the developing fetal vestibular organ has been limited to data from animal models. Insights into the molecular expression profiles and signaling moieties involved in embryological development of the human fetal inner ear have been limited. We present an investigation of the cells of the vestibular end organs with specific focus on the hair cell differentiation and innervation pattern using an uninterrupted series of unique specimens from gestational weeks 8-12...
2016: Frontiers in Neuroanatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878825/mismatch-of-morphological-and-molecular-identifications-in-native-and-invasive-subspecies-of-codium-fragile-bryopsidophyceae-chlorophyta
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Phoebe R Armitage, Wendy A Nelson, Judith E Sutherland
Several subspecies are defined within Codium fragile, including the invasive C. fragile ssp. fragile, first reported in New Zealand in 1973. An endemic subspecies, Codium fragile ssp. novae-zelandiae, is also found throughout New Zealand. The two subspecies exhibit morphological and molecular variation, although these have never been evaluated together. We compared variation between subspecies at locations in Auckland, identifying subspecies using rps3-rpl16 DNA sequence data, and assessing gross morphological differences, anatomical utricle characters and morphometrics...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Phycology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27811163/plastin-1-widens-stereocilia-by-transforming-actin-filament-packing-from-hexagonal-to-liquid
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Jocelyn F Krey, Evan S Krystofiak, Rachel A Dumont, Sarath Vijayakumar, Dongseok Choi, Francisco Rivero, Bechara Kachar, Sherri M Jones, Peter G Barr-Gillespie
With their essential role in inner ear function, stereocilia of sensory hair cells demonstrate the importance of cellular actin protrusions. Actin packing in stereocilia is mediated by cross-linkers of the plastin, fascin, and espin families. Although mice lacking espin (ESPN) have no vestibular or auditory function, we found that mice that either lacked plastin 1 (PLS1) or had nonfunctional fascin 2 (FSCN2) had reduced inner ear function, with double-mutant mice most strongly affected. Targeted mass spectrometry indicated that PLS1 was the most abundant cross-linker in vestibular stereocilia and the second most abundant protein overall; ESPN only accounted for ∼15% of the total cross-linkers in bundles...
November 3, 2016: Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27792272/spatiotemporal-differences-in-otoconial-gene-expression
#17
Yinfang Xu, Yan Zhang, Yunxia Wang Lundberg
Otoconia are minute biocrystals composed of glycoproteins, proteoglycans, and CaCO3 , and are indispensable for sensory processing in the utricle and saccule. Otoconia abnormalities and degeneration can cause or facilitate crystal dislocation to the ampulla, leading to vertigo and imbalance in humans. In order to better understand the molecular mechanism controlling otoconia formation and maintenance, we have examined the spatial and temporal expression differences of otoconial genes in the mouse inner ear at developmental, mature and aging stages using whole transcriptome sequencing (RNA-Seq) and quantitative RT-PCR...
December 2016: Genesis: the Journal of Genetics and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27768854/gastric-type-h-k-atpase-in-mouse-vestibular-end-organs
#18
Masaya Takumida, Hiroshi Takumida, Matti Anniko
CONCLUSION: Gastric type H(+),K(+)-ATPase in the vestibular end organs may be of importance for K(+) circulation and may also be related to pH regulation in vestibular end organs and endolymphatic sac. OBJECTIVE: To analyze the expression of gastric-type H(+),K(+)-ATPase in normal mouse vestibular end organs. METHODS: 8 weeks old CBA/J mice were used in this study. The presence of gastric-type H(+),K(+)-ATPase α and β in the vestibular end organs, viz...
October 21, 2016: Acta Oto-laryngologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27760629/-effectiveness-of-transurethral-seminal-vesiculoscopy-in-the-treatment-of-persistent-hematospermia-and-oligoasthenozoospermia-and-azoospermia-from-ejaculatory-duct-obstruction
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S X Tang, H L Zhou, Y L Ding
Objective: To analyze the effectiveness of transurethral seminal vesiculoscopy in the treatment of persistent hematospermia, and oligoasthenozoospermia and azoospermia from ejaculatory duct obstruction. Methods: The clinical date of 56 cases of persistent hematospermia, or azoospermia/oligoasthenozoospermia from ejaculatory duct obstruction treated with transurethral seminal vesiculoscopy between November 2013 and January 2016 in the First Affiliated Hospital of Fujian Medical University were reviewed. A total of 30 cases were persistent hematospermia for 6 months to 3 years, with no response to routine antibiotic therapy for >4 weeks; 24 cases were obstructive azoospermia; and the other 2 cases were extreme oligoasthenozoospermia...
September 27, 2016: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27755367/ultra-high-field-magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-the-human-inner-ear-at-11-7%C3%A2-tesla
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David S Thylur, Russell E Jacobs, John L Go, Arthur W Toga, John K Niparko
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the ability of ultra-high-field magnetic resonance imaging (UHF-MRI) at 11.7 T to visualize membranous structures of the human inner ear. SPECIMENS: Three temporal bones were extracted from cadaveric human heads for use with small-bore UHF-MRI. INTERVENTION: Ex vivo cadaveric temporal bone specimens were imaged using an 11.7 T magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner via T1- and T2-weighted-imaging with and without contrast...
January 2017: Otology & Neurotology
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