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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904857/t-cadherin-expression-in-the-epidermis-and-adnexal-structures-of-normal-skin
#1
Stanislaw Buechner, Paul Erne, Therese J Resink
BACKGROUND: T-cadherin is an atypical glycosylphosphatidylinositol-anchored member of the cadherin superfamily of adhesion molecules. The role of T-cadherin in biology of the skin is poorly understood. Expression of T-cadherin in basal keratinocytes and dermal blood vessels of the healthy epidermis has been demonstrated, but studies on expression in skin appendages are rare. METHODS: We conducted an immunohistochemical analysis of T-cadherin expression in the epidermis and adnexal structures of normal skin...
September 2016: Dermatopathology (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904182/comparative-study-of-efficacy-of-epidermal-melanocyte-transfer-versus-hair-follicular-melanocyte-transfer-in-stable-vitiligo
#2
Navya Donaparthi, Ajay Chopra
BACKGROUND: Vitiligo surgery has come up a long way from punch skin grafts to epidermal cell suspension and latest to the extracted hair follicle outer root sheath cell suspension (EHFORSCS) transplantation. The progressive development from one technique to the other is always on a quest for the best. In the latest development, EHFORSCS, which is an enriched source of follicular inactive melanocyte (melanocyte stem cells), seems to be a good addition to the prevailing cell-based therapies for vitiligo...
November 2016: Indian Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898607/effects-of-intratympanic-dexamethasone-on-high-dose-radiation-ototoxicity-in-vivo
#3
Christine T Dinh, Si Chen, John Dinh, Stefania Goncalves, Esperanza Bas, Kyle Padgett, Perry Johnson, Nagy Elsayyad, Fred Telischi, Thomas Van De Water
BACKGROUND: Stereotactic radiosurgery for lateral skull base tumors can cause hearing loss when the cochleae are exposed to high doses of single-fraction radiation. Currently, there are no known nondosimetric preventative treatments for radiation-induced ototoxicity. HYPOTHESIS: Intratympanic (IT) dexamethasone (DXM), a synthetic steroid, protects against radiation-induced auditory hair cell (HC) and hearing losses in rats in vivo. METHODS: Seven rats received radiation (12 Gy) to both cochleae...
November 24, 2016: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891689/deficit-in-acoustic-signal-in-noise-detection-in-glycine-receptor-%C3%AE-3-subunit-knockout-mice
#4
Konstantin Tziridis, Stefanie Buerbank, Volker Eulenburg, Julia Dlugaiczyk, Holger Schulze
Hearing is an essential sense for communication in animals and humans. Normal function of the cochlea of higher vertebrates relies on a fine-tuned interplay of afferent and efferent innervation of both inner and outer hair cells. Efferent inhibition is controlled via olivocochlear feedback loops, mediated mainly by acetylcholine, γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA) and glycine, and is one of the first sites affected by synapto- and neuropathy in the development of hearing loss. While the functions of acetylcholine, GABA, and other inhibitory transmitters within these feedback loops are at least partially understood, especially the function of glycine still remains elusive...
November 27, 2016: European Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890677/time-course-of-organ-of-corti-degeneration-after-noise-exposure
#5
Barbara A Bohne, Melissa Kimlinger, Gary W Harding
From our permanent collection of plastic-embedded flat preparations of chinchilla cochleae, 22 controls and 199 ears from noise-exposed animals were used to determine when, postexposure, hair cell (HC) and supporting cell (SC) degeneration were completed. The exposed ears were divided into four groups based on exposure parameters: 0.5- or 4-kHz octave band of noise at moderate (M) or high (H) intensities. Postexposure survival ranged from < 1 h to 2.5 y. Ears fixed ≤ 0-12 h postexposure were called ‛acute‛...
November 24, 2016: Hearing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27877041/nanomedicine-strategy-for-optimizing-delivery-to-outer-hair-cells-by-surface-modified-poly-lactic-glycolic-acid-nanoparticles-with-hydrophilic-molecules
#6
Xingxing Wen, Shan Ding, Hui Cai, Junyi Wang, Lu Wen, Fan Yang, Gang Chen
Targeted drug delivery to outer hair cells (OHCs) in the cochlea by nanomedicine strategies forms an effective therapeutic approach for treating hearing loss. Surface chemistry plays a deciding role in nanoparticle (NP) biodistribution, but its influence on such distribution in the cochlea remains largely unknown. Herein, we report the first systematic comparison of poly(lactic/glycolic acid) nanoparticles (PLGA NPs) with or without surface modification of hydrophilic molecules for optimizing the delivery to OHCs both in vitro and in vivo...
2016: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27837052/individual-differences-in-auditory-brainstem-response-wave-characteristics-relations-to-different-aspects-of-peripheral-hearing-loss
#7
Sarah Verhulst, Anoop Jagadeesh, Manfred Mauermann, Frauke Ernst
Little is known about how outer hair cell loss interacts with noise-induced and age-related auditory nerve degradation (i.e., cochlear synaptopathy) to affect auditory brainstem response (ABR) wave characteristics. Given that listeners with impaired audiograms likely suffer from mixtures of these hearing deficits and that ABR amplitudes have successfully been used to isolate synaptopathy in listeners with normal audiograms, an improved understanding of how different hearing pathologies affect the ABR source generators will improve their sensitivity in hearing diagnostics...
November 11, 2016: Trends in Hearing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27835849/nitric-oxide-signaling-is-involved-in-the-response-to-iron-deficiency-in-the-woody-plant-malus-xiaojinensis
#8
Longmei Zhai, Dashuang Xiao, Chaohua Sun, Ting Wu, Zhenhai Han, Xinzhong Zhang, Xuefeng Xu, Yi Wang
To cope with iron (Fe) deficiency, plants have evolved a wide range of adaptive responses from changes in morphology to altered physiological responses. Recent studies have demonstrated that nitric oxide (NO) is involved in the Fe-deficiency response through hormonal signaling pathways. Here, we report that NO plays a significant role in Malus xiaojinensis, an Fe-efficient woody plant. Fe deficiency triggered significant accumulation of NO in the root system, predominantly in the outer cortical and epidermal cells of the elongation zone...
November 6, 2016: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834304/relationship-between-hearing-function-and-myasthenia-gravis-a-contemporary-review
#9
Massimo Ralli, Giancarlo Altissimi, Arianna Di Stadio, Filippo Mazzei, Rosaria Turchetta, Giancarlo Cianfrone
There is increasing evidence of a connection between hearing function and myasthenia gravis (MG). Studies of the pathophysiological basis of this relationship suggest that acetylcholine receptors (AChRs) on outer hair cells (OHCs) play a central role. In patients with MG, autoantibodies against AChRs induce a progressive loss of AChRs on OHCs, decreasing their electromotility. The stapedial reflex decay test can be altered in MG patients, and can be used as an additional tool for diagnosis and monitoring. Transient evoked and distortion product otoacoustic emissions are the main diagnostic tool for monitoring OHC functionality in MG patients, and can be used to record subclinical hearing alterations before the onset of clinically evident hearing loss...
November 10, 2016: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816817/growth-regulation-in-tip-growing-cells-that-develop-on-the-epidermis
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Suvi Honkanen, Liam Dolan
Plants develop tip-growing extensions-root hairs and rhizoids-that initiate as swellings on the outer surface of individual epidermal cells. A conserved genetic mechanism controls the earliest stages in the initiation of these swellings. The same mechanism controls the formation of multicellular structures that develop from swellings on epidermal cells in early diverging land plants. Details of the molecular events that regulate the positioning of the swellings involve sterols and phosphatidylinositol phosphates...
October 27, 2016: Current Opinion in Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27808407/extension-of-the-clinical-and-molecular-phenotype-of-diaph1-associated-autosomal-dominant-hearing-loss-dfna1
#11
Christine Neuhaus, Ruth Lang-Roth, Ulrike Zimmermann, Raoul Heller, Tobias Eisenberger, Matthias Weikert, Susanne Markus, Marlies Knipper, Hanno J Bolz
In about 20% of non-syndromic hearing loss (NSHL) cases, inheritance is autosomal dominant (ADNSHL). DIAPH1 mutations define the ADNSHL locus DFNA1. We identified two new families with heterozygous truncating DIAPH1 mutations (p.Ala1210Serfs*31 and p.Arg1213*). In contrast to the extensively studied original DFNA1 family, hearing loss was not confined to low frequencies, but congenital manifestation and rapid progression were confirmed. In line with a recent unrelated study, we identified an association with thrombocytopenia, reclassifying DFNA1 as a syndrome...
November 3, 2016: Clinical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798720/electrically-evoked-medial-olivocochlear-efferent-effects-on-stimulus-frequency-otoacoustic-emissions-in-guinea-pigs
#12
Maria A Berezina-Greene, John J Guinan
Stimulus frequency otoacoustic emissions (SFOAEs) are produced by cochlear irregularities reflecting energy from the peak region of the traveling wave (TW). Activation of medial olivocochlear (MOC) efferents reduces cochlear amplification and otoacoustic emissions (OAEs). In other OAEs, MOC activation can produce enhancements. The extent of MOC enhancements of SFOAEs has not been previously studied. In anesthetized guinea pigs, we electrically stimulated MOC fibers and recorded their effects on SFOAEs. MOC stimulation mostly inhibited SFOAEs but sometimes enhanced them...
October 31, 2016: Journal of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology: JARO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798183/%C3%AE-2%C3%AE-2-controls-the-function-and-trans-synaptic-coupling-of-cav1-3-channels-in-mouse-inner-hair-cells-and-is-essential-for-normal-hearing
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Barbara Fell, Stephanie Eckrich, Kerstin Blum, Tobias Eckrich, Dietmar Hecker, Gerald J Obermair, Stefan Münkner, Veit Flockerzi, Bernhard Schick, Jutta Engel
: The auxiliary subunit α2δ2 modulates the abundance and function of voltage-gated calcium channels. Here we show that α2δ2 mRNA is expressed in neonatal and mature hair cells. A functional α2δ2-null mouse, the ducky mouse (du), showed elevated auditory brainstem response click and frequency-dependent hearing thresholds. Otoacoustic emissions were not impaired pointing to normal outer hair cell function. Peak Ca(2+) and Ba(2+) currents of mature du/du inner hair cells (IHCs) were reduced by 30-40%, respectively, and gating properties, such as the voltage of half-maximum activation and voltage sensitivity, were altered, indicating that Cav1...
October 26, 2016: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27796310/hair-cell-force-generation-does-not-amplify-or-tune-vibrations-within-the-chicken-basilar-papilla
#14
Anping Xia, Xiaofang Liu, Patrick D Raphael, Brian E Applegate, John S Oghalai
Frequency tuning within the auditory papilla of most non-mammalian species is electrical, deriving from ion-channel resonance within their sensory hair cells. In contrast, tuning within the mammalian cochlea is mechanical, stemming from active mechanisms within outer hair cells that amplify the basilar membrane travelling wave. Interestingly, hair cells in the avian basilar papilla demonstrate both electrical resonance and force-generation, making it unclear which mechanism creates sharp frequency tuning. Here, we measured sound-induced vibrations within the apical half of the chicken basilar papilla in vivo and found broadly-tuned travelling waves that were not amplified...
October 31, 2016: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27794029/reversible-p53-inhibition-prevents-cisplatin%C3%A2-ototoxicity-without-blocking-chemotherapeutic-efficacy
#15
Nesrine Benkafadar, Julien Menardo, Jérôme Bourien, Régis Nouvian, Florence François, Didier Decaudin, Domenico Maiorano, Jean-Luc Puel, Jing Wang
Cisplatin is a widely used chemotherapy drug, despite its significant ototoxic side effects. To date, the mechanism of cisplatin-induced ototoxicity remains unclear, and hearing preservation during cisplatin-based chemotherapy in patients is lacking. We found activation of the ATM-Chk2-p53 pathway to be a major determinant of cisplatin ototoxicity. However, prevention of cisplatin-induced ototoxicity is hampered by opposite effects of ATM activation upon sensory hair cells: promoting both outer hair cell death and inner hair cell survival...
October 28, 2016: EMBO Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785535/-conversion-of-sound-into-auditory-nerve-action-potentials
#16
J Encke, J Kreh, F Völk, W Hemmert
Outer hair cells play a major role in the hearing process: they amplify the motion of the basilar membrane up to a 1000-fold and at the same time sharpen the excitation patterns. These patterns are converted by inner hair cells into action potentials of the auditory nerve. Outer hair cells are delicate structures and easily damaged, e. g., by overexposure to noise. Hearing aids can amplify the amplitude of the excitation patterns, but they cannot restore their degraded frequency selectivity. Noise overexposure also leads to delayed degeneration of auditory nerve fibers, particularly those with low a spontaneous rate, which are important for the coding of sound in noise...
October 26, 2016: HNO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27769922/styrene-enhances-the-noise-induced-oxidative-stress-in-the-cochlea-and-affects-differently-mechanosensory-and-supporting-cells
#17
REVIEW
A R Fetoni, R Rolesi, F Paciello, S L M Eramo, C Grassi, D Troiani, G Paludetti
Experimental and human investigations have raised the level of concern about the potential ototoxicity of organic solvents and their interaction with noise. The main objective of this study was to characterize the effects of the combined noise and styrene exposure on hearing focusing on the mechanism of damage on the sensorineural cells and supporting cells of the organ of Corti and neurons of the ganglion of Corti. The impact of single and combined exposures on hearing was evaluated by auditory functional testing and histological analyses of cochlear specimens...
October 18, 2016: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27762253/the-protective-effect-of-the-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-related-factors-bip-grp78-and-chop-gadd153-on-noise-induced-hearing-loss-in-guinea-pigs
#18
Qiuhong Xue, Caihong Li, Jia Chen, Hongmei Guo, Dongqing Li, Xianglei Wu
CONTEXT: The audiological features and cochlear morphology of individuals with noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) are well characterized. However, the molecular processes in the cochlea are not well understood. AIMS: To explore the role of the endoplasmic reticulum stress (ERS) response in the guinea pig model of cochlear damage induced by exposure to intense noise. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: A pilot case-control study. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Forty-eight guinea pigs were divided into four equal groups...
September 2016: Noise & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27761740/aftereffects-of-intense-low-frequency-sound-on-spontaneous-otoacoustic-emissions-effect-of-frequency-and-level
#19
Lena Jeanson, Lutz Wiegrebe, Robert Gürkov, Eike Krause, Markus Drexl
The presentation of intense, low-frequency (LF) sound to the human ear can cause very slow, sinusoidal oscillations of cochlear sensitivity after LF sound offset, coined the "Bounce" phenomenon. Changes in level and frequency of spontaneous otoacoustic emissions (SOAEs) are a sensitive measure of the Bounce. Here, we investigated the effect of LF sound level and frequency on the Bounce. Specifically, the level of SOAEs was tracked for minutes before and after a 90-s LF sound exposure. Trials were carried out with several LF sound levels (93 to 108 dB SPL corresponding to 47 to 75 phons at a fixed frequency of 30 Hz) and different LF sound frequencies (30, 60, 120, 240 and 480 Hz at a fixed loudness level of 80 phons)...
October 19, 2016: Journal of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology: JARO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27761086/stem-cell-markers-cytokeratin-17-and-cytokeratin-19-in-scarring-and-nonscarring-alopecia
#20
Dalia El Sakka, Mohamed Abdel Wahed Gaber, Asmaa Gaber Abdou, Moshira Abdel Wahed, Ahmed Abdel-Wahab Saleh, Walla Shehata
BACKGROUND: Alopecia is one of the most important hair follicle (HF) disorders, which is divided into scarring (cicatricial) and nonscarring (noncicatricial) types. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to investigate the expression of stem cell (SC) markers such as cytokeratin (CK) 17 and CK19 in scarring and nonscarring alopecia. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty patients with scalp alopecia (15 with scarring alopecia and 15 without) together with ten healthy volunteers were included in this study...
July 2016: Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery
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