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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729444/an-atoh1-s193a-phospho-mutant-allele-causes-hearing-deficits-and-motor-impairment
#1
Wei Rose Xie, Hsin-I Jen, Michelle L Seymour, Szu-Ying Yeh, Fred A Pereira, Andrew K Groves, Tiemo J Klisch, Huda Y Zoghbi
Atoh1 is a basic helix-loop-helix (bHLH) transcription factor that is essential for the genesis, survival, and maturation of a variety of neuronal and non-neuronal cell populations, including those involved in proprioception, interoception, balance, respiration, and hearing. Such diverse functions require fine regulation at the transcriptional and protein levels. Here we show that serine 193 (S193) is phosphorylated in Atoh1's bHLH domain in vivo Knock-in mice of both sexes bearing a GFP-tagged phospho-dead S193A allele on a null background (Atoh1(S193A/lacZ) ) exhibit mild cerebellar foliation defects, motor impairments, and also partial pontine nucleus migration defects, cochlear hair cell degeneration, and profound hearing loss...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705044/the-genetics-of-hair-cell-function-in-zebrafish
#2
Teresa Nicolson
Our ears are remarkable sensory organs, providing the important senses of balance and hearing. The complex structure of the inner ear, or 'labyrinth', along with the assorted neuroepithelia, have evolved to detect head movements and sounds with impressive sensitivity. The rub is that the inner ear is highly vulnerable to genetic lesions and environmental insults. According to National Institute of Health estimates, hearing loss is one of the most commonly inherited or acquired sensorineural diseases. To understand the causes of deafness and balance disorders, it is imperative to understand the underlying biology of the inner ear, especially the inner workings of the sensory receptors...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Neurogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695384/carbonic-anhydrase-inhibitors-induce-developmental-toxicity-during-zebrafish-embryogenesis-especially-in-the-inner-ear
#3
Hiroko Matsumoto, Shoko Fujiwara, Hisako Miyagi, Nobuhiro Nakamura, Yasuhiro Shiga, Toshihiro Ohta, Mikio Tsuzuki
In vertebrates, carbonic anhydrases (CAs) play important roles in ion transport and pH regulation in many organs, including the eyes, kidneys, central nervous system, and inner ear. In aquatic organisms, the enzyme is inhibited by various chemicals present in the environment, such as heavy metals, pesticides, and pharmaceuticals. In this study, the effects of CA inhibitors, i.e., sulfonamides [ethoxyzolamide (EZA), acetazolamide (AZA), and dorzolamide (DZA)], on zebrafish embryogenesis were investigated. In embryos treated with the sulfonamides, abnormal development, such as smaller otoliths, an enlarged heart, an irregular pectoral fin, and aberrant swimming behavior, was observed...
July 10, 2017: Marine Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689068/efficient-induction-of-inner-ear-hair-cell-like-cells-from-mouse-es-cells-using-combination-of-math1-transfection-and-conditioned-medium-from-st2-stromal-cells
#4
Yukiteru Ouji, Masaharu Sakagami, Hiroko Omori, Shinji Higashiyama, Norikazu Kawai, Tadashi Kitahara, Akio Wanaka, Masahide Yoshikawa
We sought to establish a more efficient technique for induction of inner ear hair cell-like cells (HC-like cells) from embryonic stem cells (ES cells) by using a combination of two previously reported methods; ST2 stromal cell-conditioned medium, known to be favorable for HC-like cell induction (HIST2 method), and ES cells with transfer of the Math1 gene (Math1-ES cells). Math1-ES cells carrying Tet-inducible Math1 were cultured for 14days with doxycycline in conditioned medium from cultures of ST2 stromal cells following formation of 4-day embryoid bodies (EBs)...
July 1, 2017: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686716/gsr-is-not-essential-for-the-maintenance-of-antioxidant-defenses-in-mouse-cochlea-possible-role-of-the-thioredoxin-system-as-a-functional-backup-for-gsr
#5
Chul Han, Mi-Jung Kim, Dalian Ding, Hyo-Jin Park, Karessa White, Logan Walker, Tongjun Gu, Masaru Tanokura, Tatsuya Yamasoba, Paul Linser, Richard Salvi, Shinichi Someya
Glutathione reductase (GSR), a key member of the glutathione antioxidant defense system, converts oxidized glutathione (GSSG) to reduced glutathione (GSH) and maintains the intracellular glutathione redox state to protect the cells from oxidative damage. Previous reports have shown that Gsr deficiency results in defects in host defense against bacterial infection, while diquat induces renal injury in Gsr hypomorphic mice. In flies, overexpression of GSR extended lifespan under hyperoxia. In the current study, we investigated the roles of GSR in cochlear antioxidant defense using Gsr homozygous knockout mice that were backcrossed onto the CBA/CaJ mouse strain, a normal-hearing strain that does not carry a specific Cdh23 mutation that causes progressive hair cell degeneration and early onset of hearing loss...
2017: PloS One
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
#6
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/28682135/using-zebrafish-as-a-model-to-study-the-role-of-epigenetics-in-hearing-loss
#7
Yingzi He, Beier Bao, Huawei Li
The rapid progress of bioinformatics and high-throughput screening techniques in recent years has led to the identification of many candidate genes and small-molecule drugs that have the potential to make significant contributions to our understanding of the developmental and pathological processes of hearing, but it remains unclear how these genes and regulatory factors are coordinated. Increasing evidence suggests that epigenetic mechanisms are essential for establishing gene expression profiles and likely play an important role in the development of inner ear and in the pathology of hearing-associated diseases...
July 6, 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680501/methods-of-hearing-preservation-during-cochlear-implantation
#8
REVIEW
Ahmed Khater, Mohammad Waheed El-Anwar
Introduction  Recent advances in surgical techniques and electrode design have made residual hearing preservation during cochlear implantation (CI) possible, achievable, and desirable. Objectives  The objective of this study was to review the literature regarding methods used for hearing preservation during CI surgery. Data Synthesis  We performed a search in the LILACS, MEDLINE, SciELO, PubMed databases, and Cochrane Library, using the keywords CI, hearing preservation, CI electrode design, and CI soft surgery...
July 2017: International Archives of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677207/new-role-of-lrp5-associated-with-non-syndromic-autosomal-recessive-hereditary-hearing-loss
#9
Wenjun Xia, Jiongjiong Hu, Fei Liu, Jing Ma, Shaoyang Sun, Jin Zhang, Kaiyue Jin, Jianbo Huang, Nan Jiang, Xu Wang, Wenwen Li, Zhaoxin Ma, Duan Ma
Human hearing loss is a common neurosensory disorder about which many basic research and clinically relevant questions are unresolved. And at least 50% of hearing loss are due to a genetic etiology. Although hundreds of genes have been reported, there were still hundreds of related deafness genes to be found. Clinical, genetic, and functional investigations were performed to identify the causative mutation in a distinctive Chinese family with post-lingual non-syndromic sensorineural hearing loss. Whole-exome sequencing identified lipoprotein receptor-related protein 5 (LRP5), a member of the low-density lipoprotein receptor family, as the causative gene in this family...
July 4, 2017: Human Mutation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668316/ontogenetic-development-of-the-inner-ear-saccule-and-utricle-in-the-lusitanian-toadfish-potential-implications-for-auditory-sensitivity
#10
Patrícia P Chaves, Ciara M C Valdoria, M Clara P Amorim, Raquel O Vasconcelos
Studies addressing structure-function relationships of the fish auditory system during development are sparse compared to other taxa. The Batrachoididae has become an important group to investigate mechanisms of auditory plasticity and evolution of auditory-vocal systems. A recent study reported ontogenetic improvements in the inner ear saccule sensitivity of the Lusitanian toadfish, Halobatrachus didactylus, but whether this results from changes in the sensory morphology remains unknown. We investigated how the macula and organization of auditory receptors in the saccule and utricle change during growth in this species...
June 15, 2017: Hearing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663585/cib2-interacts-with-tmc1-and-tmc2-and-is-essential-for-mechanotransduction-in-auditory-hair-cells
#11
Arnaud P J Giese, Yi-Quan Tang, Ghanshyam P Sinha, Michael R Bowl, Adam C Goldring, Andrew Parker, Mary J Freeman, Steve D M Brown, Saima Riazuddin, Robert Fettiplace, William R Schafer, Gregory I Frolenkov, Zubair M Ahmed
Inner ear hair cells detect sound through deflection of stereocilia, the microvilli-like projections that are arranged in rows of graded heights. Calcium and integrin-binding protein 2 is essential for hearing and localizes to stereocilia, but its exact function is unknown. Here, we have characterized two mutant mouse lines, one lacking calcium and integrin-binding protein 2 and one carrying a human deafness-related Cib2 mutation, and show that both are deaf and exhibit no mechanotransduction in auditory hair cells, despite the presence of tip links that gate the mechanotransducer channels...
June 29, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654047/neonatal-murine-cochlear-explant-technique-as-an-in-vitro-screening-tool-in-hearing-research
#12
Lukas D Landegger, Sonam Dilwali, Konstantina M Stankovic
While there have been remarkable advances in hearing research over the past few decades, there is still no cure for Sensorineural Hearing Loss (SNHL), a condition that typically involves damage to or loss of the delicate mechanosensory structures of the inner ear. Sophisticated in vitro and ex vivo assays have emerged in recent years, enabling the screening of an increasing number of potentially therapeutic compounds while minimizing resources and accelerating efforts to develop cures for SNHL. Though homogenous cultures of certain cell types continue to play an important role in current research, many scientists now rely on more complex organotypic cultures of murine inner ears, also known as cochlear explants...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646272/rhesus-cochlear-and-vestibular-functions-are-preserved-after-inner-ear-injection-of-saline-volume-sufficient-for-gene-therapy-delivery
#13
Chenkai Dai, Mohamed Lehar, Daniel Q Sun, Lani Swarthout Rvt, John P Carey, Tim MacLachlan, Doug Brough, Hinrich Staecker, Alexandra M Della Santina, Timothy E Hullar, Charles C Della Santina
Sensorineural losses of hearing and vestibular sensation due to hair cell dysfunction are among the most common disabilities. Recent preclinical research demonstrates that treatment of the inner ear with a variety of compounds, including gene therapy agents, may elicit regeneration and/or repair of hair cells in animals exposed to ototoxic medications or other insults to the inner ear. Delivery of gene therapy may also offer a means for treatment of hereditary hearing loss. However, injection of a fluid volume sufficient to deliver an adequate dose of a pharmacologic agent could, in theory, cause inner ear trauma that compromises functional outcome...
June 23, 2017: Journal of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology: JARO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636944/transduction-of-repetitive-mechanical-stimuli-by-piezo1-and-piezo2-ion-channels
#14
Amanda H Lewis, Alisa F Cui, Malcolm F McDonald, Jörg Grandl
Several cell types experience repetitive mechanical stimuli, including vein endothelial cells during pulsating blood flow, inner ear hair cells upon sound exposure, and skin cells and their innervating dorsal root ganglion (DRG) neurons when sweeping across a textured surface or touching a vibrating object. While mechanosensitive Piezo ion channels have been clearly implicated in sensing static touch, their roles in transducing repetitive stimulations are less clear. Here, we perform electrophysiological recordings of heterologously expressed mouse Piezo1 and Piezo2 responding to repetitive mechanical stimulations...
June 20, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636736/the-protective-effect-of-intratympanic-dexamethasone-on-streptomycin-ototoxicity-in-rats
#15
Aylin Gül, Engin Şengül, Beyhan Yılmaz, Fazıl Emre Özkurt, Mehmet Akdağ, Ayşenur Keleş, İsmail Topçu
The purpose of this experimental study was to investigate the protective role of intratympanically administered dexamethasone on the inner ears of rats that were exposed to streptomycin ototoxicity. Twenty-four adult Wistar albino rats were separated into 4 groups: Group 1 (only streptomycin), Group 2 (only intratympanic dexamethasone), Group 3 (streptomycin and intratympanic dexamethasone), and Group 4 (streptomycin and intratympanic saline). All rats were evaluated with distortion product otoacoustic emissions (DPOAE) tests before the start of treatment and on the day it ended...
June 2017: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620284/electrophysiological-measurements-of-peripheral-vestibular-function-a-review-of-electrovestibulography
#16
REVIEW
Daniel J Brown, Christopher J Pastras, Ian S Curthoys
Electrocochleography (EcochG), incorporating the Cochlear Microphonic (CM), the Summating Potential (SP), and the cochlear Compound Action Potential (CAP), has been used to study cochlear function in humans and experimental animals since the 1930s, providing a simple objective tool to assess both hair cell (HC) and nerve sensitivity. The vestibular equivalent of ECochG, termed here Electrovestibulography (EVestG), incorporates responses of the vestibular HCs and nerve. Few research groups have utilized EVestG to study vestibular function...
2017: Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614181/cochleovestibular-gene-transfer-in-neonatal-mice-by-canalostomy
#17
Jing-Ying Guo, Yu-Ying Liu, Teng-Fei Qu, Zhe Peng, Jing Xie, Guo-Peng Wang, Shu-Sheng Gong
Impairments of the inner ear result in sensorineural hearing loss and vestibular dysfunction in humans. A large proportion of these disorders are congenital, and involve both auditory and vestibular systems. Therefore, genetic interventions to correct deficits must be administered during early developmental stages. In this study, we evaluated inner ear gene transfer in neonatal mice by canalostomy using an adeno-associated virus serotype 8 (AAV8) vector. AAV8 with the green fluorescence protein (GFP) gene was inoculated into the inner ear of the neonatal mice through the posterior semicircular canal (canalostomy)...
August 2, 2017: Neuroreport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603488/hypothesis-of-k-recycling-defect-is-not-a-primary-deafness-mechanism-for-cx26-gjb2-deficiency
#18
REVIEW
Hong-Bo Zhao
K(+)-recycling defect is a long-standing hypothesis for deafness mechanism of Connexin26 (Cx26, GJB2) mutations, which cause the most common hereditary deafness and are responsible for >50% of nonsyndromic hearing loss. The hypothesis states that Cx26 deficiency may disrupt inner ear gap junctions and compromise sinking and recycling of expelled K(+) ions after hair cell excitation, causing accumulation of K(+)-ions in the extracellular space around hair cells producing K(+)-toxicity, which eventually induces hair cell degeneration and hearing loss...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584970/morphometric-evaluation-of-facial-and-vestibulocochlear-nerves-using-magnetic-resonance-imaging-comparison-of-meni%C3%A3-re-s-disease-ears-with-normal-hearing-ears
#19
Annika Henneberger, Birgit Ertl-Wagner, Maximilian Reiser, Robert Gürkov, Wilhelm Flatz
Loss of neural structures (such as hair cells or neurones within the spiral ganglion) has been proposed to be involved in Menière's disease (MD) (Spoendlin et al. Acta oto-laryngologica Supplementum 499:1-21, 1; Merchant et al. Eur Arch Oto-Rhino-Laryngol Off J Eur Feder Oto-Rhino-Laryngol Soc (EUFOS) Affil German Soc Oto-Rhino-Laryngol Head Neck Surg 252(2):63-75, 2; Tsuji et al. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Suppl 81:26-31, 3; Kariya, Otol Neurotol Off Publ Am Otol Soc Am Neurotol Soc Eur Acad Otol Neurotol 28(8):1063-1068, 4; Megerian Laryngoscope 115(9):1525-1535, 5) but this has yet to be confirmed...
August 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580173/sesn2-gene-ablation-enhances-susceptibility-to-gentamicin-induced-hair-cell-death-via-modulation-of-ampk-mtor-signaling
#20
Eliane Ebnoether, Alessia Ramseier, Maurizio Cortada, Daniel Bodmer, Soledad Levano-Huaman
The process of gentamicin-induced hair cell damage includes the activation of oxidative stress processes. Sestrins, as stress-responsive proteins, protect cells against oxidative stress. Sestrins, particularly Sestrin-2, suppress excessive reactive oxygen species (ROS) accumulation and inhibit mammalian target of rapamycin complex 1 (mTORC1). Thus, we addressed the role of Sestrin-2 in the regulation of sensory hair cell survival after gentamicin exposure. Here, we show that Sestrins were expressed in the inner ear tissues, and Sestrin-2 immunolocalized in sensory hair cells and spiral ganglion (SG)...
2017: Cell Death Discovery
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