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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790172/cell-remodeling-and-subtilase-gene-expression-in-the-actinorhizal-plant-discaria-trinervis-highlight-host-orchestration-of-intercellular-frankia-colonization
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Joëlle Fournier, Leandro Imanishi, Mireille Chabaud, Iltaf Abdou-Pavy, Andrea Genre, Lukas Brichet, Hernán Ramiro Lascano, Nacira Muñoz, Alice Vayssières, Elodie Pirolles, Laurent Brottier, Hassen Gherbi, Valérie Hocher, Sergio Svistoonoff, David G Barker, Luis G Wall
Nitrogen-fixing filamentous Frankia colonize the root tissues of its actinorhizal host Discaria trinervis via an exclusively intercellular pathway. Here we present studies aimed at uncovering mechanisms associated with this little-researched mode of root entry, and in particular the extent to which the host plant is an active partner during this process. Detailed characterization of the expression patterns of infection-associated actinorhizal host genes has provided valuable tools to identify intercellular infection sites, thus allowing in vivo confocal microscopic studies of the early stages of Frankia colonization...
May 23, 2018: New Phytologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784671/a-non-autonomous-function-of-the-core-pcp-protein-vangl2-directs-peripheral-axon-turning-in-the-developing-cochlea
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Satish R Ghimire, Evan M Ratzan, Michael R Deans
The cochlea is innervated by neurons that relay sound information from hair cells to central auditory targets. A subset of these are the TypeΙΙ spiral ganglion neurons which have nociceptive features and contribute to feedback circuits providing neuroprotection in extreme noise. TypeΙΙ neurons make a distinctive 90 degree turn towards the cochlear base to synapse with 10-15 outer hair cells. We demonstrate that this axon turning event requires Planar Cell Polarity (PCP) signaling, is disrupted in Vangl2 and Celsr1 knockout mice, and that VANGL2 acts non-autonomously from the cochlea to direct turning...
May 21, 2018: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760098/cochlear-amplification-and-tuning-depend-on-the-cellular-arrangement-within-the-organ-of-corti
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Hamid Motallebzadeh, Joris A M Soons, Sunil Puria
The field of cochlear mechanics has been undergoing a revolution due to recent findings made possible by advancements in measurement techniques. While it has long been assumed that basilar-membrane (BM) motion is the most important determinant of sound transduction by the inner hair cells (IHCs), it turns out that other parts of the sensory epithelium closer to the IHCs, such as the reticular lamina (RL), move with significantly greater amplitude for weaker sounds. It has not been established how these findings are related to the complex cytoarchitecture of the organ of Corti between the BM and RL, which is composed of a lattice of asymmetric Y-shaped elements, each consisting of a basally slanted outer hair cell (OHC), an apically slanted phalangeal process (PhP), and a supporting Deiters' cell (DC)...
May 14, 2018: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29718413/understanding-molecular-evolution-and-development-of-the-organ-of-corti-can-provide-clues-for-hearing-restoration
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Israt Jahan, Karen L Elliott, Bernd Fritzsch
The mammalian hearing organ is a stereotyped cellular assembly with orderly innervation: two types of spiral ganglion neurons (SGNs) innervate two types of differentially distributed hair cells (HCs). HCs and SGNs evolved from single neurosensory cells through gene multiplication and diversification. Independent regulation of HCs and neuronal differentiation through expression of basic Helix-loop-Helix transcription factors (bHLH TFs: Atoh1, Neurog1, Neurod1) led to the evolution of vestibular HC assembly and their unique type of innervation...
April 26, 2018: Integrative and Comparative Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29706463/characterizing-a-novel-vglut3-p2a-icreer-knockin-mouse-strain-in-cochlea
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Chao Li, Yilai Shu, Guangqin Wang, He Zhang, Ying Lu, Xiang Li, Gen Li, Lei Song, Zhiyong Liu
Precise mouse genetic studies rely on specific tools that can label specific cell types. In mouse cochlea, previous studies suggest that vesicular glutamate transporter 3 (vGlut3), also known as Slc17a8, is specifically expressed in inner hair cells (IHCs) and loss of vGlut3 causes deafness. To take advantage of its unique expression pattern, here we generate a novel vGlut3-P2A-iCreER knockin mouse strain. The P2A-iCreER cassette is precisely inserted before stop codon of vGlut3, by which the endogenous vGlut3 is intact and paired with iCreER as well...
April 17, 2018: Hearing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29692700/a-fpga-implementation-of-the-car-fac-cochlear-model
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Ying Xu, Chetan S Thakur, Ram K Singh, Tara Julia Hamilton, Runchun M Wang, André van Schaik
This paper presents a digital implementation of the Cascade of Asymmetric Resonators with Fast-Acting Compression (CAR-FAC) cochlear model. The CAR part simulates the basilar membrane's (BM) response to sound. The FAC part models the outer hair cell (OHC), the inner hair cell (IHC), and the medial olivocochlear efferent system functions. The FAC feeds back to the CAR by moving the poles and zeros of the CAR resonators automatically. We have implemented a 70-section, 44.1 kHz sampling rate CAR-FAC system on an Altera Cyclone V Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) with 18% ALM utilization by using time-multiplexing and pipeline parallelizing techniques and present measurement results here...
2018: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29687008/secondary-degeneration-of-auditory-neurons-after-topical-aminoglycoside-administration-in-a-gerbil-model
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Jae-Hun Lee, Min Young Lee, Phil-Sang Chung, Jae Yun Jung
Hair cells in the cochlea can be damaged by various causes. Damaged hair cells can lead to additional destruction of parts of the auditory afferent pathway sequentially, which is called secondary degeneration. Recently, researches regarding cochlear implants have been actively carried out for clinical purposes; secondary degeneration in animals is a much more practical model for identifying the prognosis of cochlear implants. However, an appropriate model for this research is not established yet. Thus, we developed a secondary degeneration model using an ototoxic drug...
2018: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678305/the-effect-of-cilostazol-a-phosphodiesterase-3-pde3-inhibitor-on-human-hair-growth-with-the-dual-promoting-mechanisms
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Hye-In Choi, Dong Young Kim, Soon-Jin Choi, Chang-Yup Shin, Sungjoo Tommy Hwang, Kyu Han Kim, Ohsang Kwon
BACKGROUND: Cilostazol, a phosphodiesterase 3 (PDE3) inhibitor, increases the intracellular level of cyclic adenosine monophosphate to cause vasodilation. Topical application of cilostazol is reported to improve local blood flow and enhance wound healing; however, its effect on human hair follicles is unknown. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of cilostazol on hair growth. METHODS: We investigated the expression of PDE3 in human dermal papilla cells (DPCs), outer root sheath cells (ORSCs), and hair follicles...
April 11, 2018: Journal of Dermatological Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676295/effects-of-parenteral-papaverine-and-piracetam-administration-on-cochlea-following-acoustic-trauma
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Nurcan Yurtsever Kum, Yavuz F Yilmaz, Seren G Gurgen, Rauf O Kum, Muge Ozcan, Adnan Unal
Introduction: Noise exposure, the main cause of hearing loss in countries with lot of industries, may result both in temporary or permanent hearing loss. The goal of this study was to investigate the effects of parenteral papaverine and piracetam administration following an acoustic trauma on hearing function with histopathologic correlation. Materials and Methods: Eighteen Wistar albino rats exposed to noise for 8 h in a free environment were included. We divided the study population into three groups, and performed daily intraperitoneal injections of papaverine, piracetam, and saline, respectively, throughout the study...
March 2018: Noise & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675997/hearing-vulnerability-after-noise-exposure-in-a-mouse-model-of-reactive-oxygen-species-overproduction
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Shigefumi Morioka, Hirofumi Sakaguchi, Taro Yamaguchi, Yuzuru Ninoyu, Hiroaki Mohri, Takashi Nakamura, Yasuo Hisa, Kiyokazu Ogita, Naoaki Saito, Takehiko Ueyama
Previous studies have convincingly argued that reactive oxygen species (ROS) contribute to the development of several major types of sensorineural hearing loss, such as noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL), drug-induced hearing loss, and age-related hearing loss. However, the underlying molecular mechanisms induced by ROS in these pathologies remain unclear. To resolve this issue, we established an in vivo model of ROS overproduction by generating a transgenic (TG) mouse line expressing the human NADPH oxidase 4 (NOX4, NOX4-TG mice), which is a constitutively active ROS-producing enzyme that does not require stimulation or an activator...
April 20, 2018: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673779/protective-effect-of-gallic-acid-against-cisplatin-induced-ototoxicity-in-rats
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Korhan Kilic, Muhammed Sedat Sakat, Fazile Nur Ekinci Akdemir, Serkan Yildirim, Yavuz Selim Saglam, Seda Askin
INTRODUCTION: Cisplatin is an antineoplastic agent widely used in the treatment of a variety of cancers. Ototoxicity is one of the main side-effects restricting the use of cisplatin. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the protective efficacy of gallic acid, in biochemical, functional and histopathological terms, against ototoxicity induced by cisplatin. METHODS: Twenty-eight female Sprague Dawley rats were included. Rats were randomly assigned into four groups of seven animals each...
April 7, 2018: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673641/a-novel-nanoparticle-delivery-system-for-targeted-therapy-of-noise-induced-hearing-loss
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Mohammad N Kayyali, Julian R A Wooltorton, Andrew J Ramsey, Mei Lin, Tiffany N Chao, Andrew Tsourkas, Bert W O'Malley, Daqing Li
Hearing loss is the most prevalent sensory disability worldwide and may be caused by age, drugs or exposure to excessive noise. We have previously developed a minimally-invasive nanohydrogel drug delivery system that successfully delivers nanoparticles into the inner ear. We have substantially extended this technique by functionalizing the nanoparticles and introducing a targeting peptide which recognizes prestin, a transmembrane electromotile protein uniquely expressed in outer hair cells (OHCs) of the inner ear...
April 16, 2018: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29672929/functional-anatomy-of-the-hair-follicle-the-secondary-hair-germ
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Andrey A Panteleyev
The secondary hair germ (SHG) - a transitory structure in the lower portion of the mouse telogen hair follicle (HF) - is directly involved in anagen induction and eventual HF regrowth. Some crucial aspects of SHG functioning and ontogenetic relations with other HF parts, however, remain undefined. According to recent evidence (in contrast to previous bulge-centric views), the SHG is the primary target of anagen-inducing signaling and a source of both the outer root sheath (ORS) and ascending HF layers during the initial (morphogenetic) anagen sub-phase...
April 19, 2018: Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662891/transient-abnormalities-in-masking-tuning-curve-in-early-progressive-hearing-loss-mouse-model
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Marion Souchal, Ludimila Labanca, Sirley Alves da Silva Carvalho, Luciana Macedo de Resende, Christelle Blavignac, Paul Avan, Fabrice Giraudet
Damage to cochlear outer hair cells (OHCs) usually affects frequency selectivity in proportion to hearing threshold increase. However, the current clinical heuristics that attributes poor hearing performance despite near-normal auditory sensitivity to auditory neuropathy or "hidden" synaptopathy overlooks possible underlying OHC impairment. Here, we document the part played by OHCs in influencing suprathreshold auditory performance in the presence of noise in a mouse model of progressive hair cell degeneration, the CD1 strain, at postnatal day 18-30 stages when high-frequency auditory thresholds remained near-normal...
2018: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662441/characterization-of-hair-cell-like-cells-converted-from-supporting-cells-after-notch-inhibition-in-cultures-of-the-organ-of-corti-from-neonatal-gerbils
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Yi Li, Shuping Jia, Huizhan Liu, Tomoko Tateya, Weiwei Guo, Shiming Yang, Kirk W Beisel, David Z Z He
The senses of hearing and balance depend upon hair cells, the sensory receptors of the inner ear. Hair cells transduce mechanical stimuli into electrical activity. Loss of hair cells as a result of aging or exposure to noise and ototoxic drugs is the major cause of noncongenital hearing and balance deficits. In the ear of non-mammals, lost hair cells can spontaneously be replaced by production of new hair cells from conversion of supporting cells. Although supporting cells in adult mammals have lost that capability, neonatal supporting cells are able to convert to hair cells after inhibition of Notch signaling...
2018: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29659185/the-cochlear-spiral-ganglion-neurons-the-auditory-portion-of-the-viii-nerve
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Francisco Carricondo, Bárbara Romero-Gómez
The VIII nerve is formed by sensory neurons that innervate the inner ear, i.e. the vestibular and the auditory receptors. Neurons of the auditory portion, the cochlear afferent fibers that innervate the sensory hair cells of the organ of Corti, have their somas in the cochlear spiral ganglion where two types of neurons can be distinguished. Afferent type-I neurons are the 95% of the total population. Bipolar and myelinated fibers, each one innervates only one cochlear inner hair cell (IHC). In contrast, afferent type-II neurons are only the 5% of the spiral ganglion population...
April 16, 2018: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29649050/temporal-bone-histopathology-in-cockayne-syndrome
#17
Ophir Handzel, Joseph B Nadol
: Cockayne syndrome (CS) is a rare autosomal recessive syndrome resulting in defective DNA repair. Its features include cachectic dwarfism, hearing loss, skin hypersensitivity to sunlight, premature aging, and dementia. Presented is a right temporal bone of a patient who died at the age of 29 years. The clinical course was compatible with type 1 CS, the classical form. Homozygous missense variant in the ERCC6 gene (Excision Repair Cross-Complementation group 6) was found, compatible with CS complementation group B...
April 11, 2018: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29615452/glutamate-transporter-slc1a3-mediates-inter-niche-stem-cell-activation-during-skin-growth
#18
Bettina Reichenbach, Johanna Classon, Tomomi Aida, Kohichi Tanaka, Maria Genander, Christian Göritz
Tissues contain distinct stem cell niches, but whether cell turnover is coordinated between niches during growth is unknown. Here, we report that in mouse skin, hair growth is accompanied by sebaceous gland and interfollicular epidermis expansion. During hair growth, cells in the bulge and outer root sheath temporarily upregulate the glutamate transporter SLC1A3, and the number of SLC1A3+ basal cells in interfollicular epidermis and sebaceous gland increases. Fate mapping of SLC1A3+ cells in mice revealed transient expression in proliferating stem/progenitor cells in all three niches...
April 3, 2018: EMBO Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29605938/establishment-of-dermal-sheath-cell-line-from-cashmere-goat-and-characterizing-cytokeratin-13-as-its-novel-biomarker
#19
Bing Zhu, Zhili Guo, Muzi Jin, Yujuan Bai, Wenliang Yang, Lihua Hui
OBJECTIVE: To establish a dermal sheath cell line, a dermal papilla cell line and a outer root sheath cell line from Cashmere goat and clarify the similarities and differences among them. RESULTS: We established a dermal sheath cell line, a dermal papilla cell line and a outer root sheath cell line from the pelage skin hair follicles of Cashmere goat. The growth rate of dermal sheath cells was intermediate between that of dermal papilla cells and outer root sheath cells...
March 31, 2018: Biotechnology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29590114/mutations-in-diphosphoinositol-pentakisphosphate-kinase-ppip5k2-are-associated-with-hearing-loss-in-human-and-mouse
#20
Rizwan Yousaf, Chunfang Gu, Zubair M Ahmed, Shaheen N Khan, Thomas B Friedman, Sheikh Riazuddin, Stephen B Shears, Saima Riazuddin
Autosomal recessive nonsyndromic hearing loss is a genetically heterogeneous disorder. Here, we report a severe-to-profound sensorineural hearing loss locus, DFNB100 on chromosome 5q13.2-q23.2. Exome enrichment followed by massive parallel sequencing revealed a c.2510G>A transition variant in PPIP5K2 that segregated with DFNB100-associated hearing loss in two large apparently unrelated Pakistani families. PPIP5Ks enzymes interconvert 5-IP7 and IP8, two key members of the inositol pyrophosphate (PP-IP) cell-signaling family...
March 2018: PLoS Genetics
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