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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351276/static-length-changes-of-cochlear-outer-hair-cells-can-tune-low-frequency-hearing
#1
Nikola Ciganović, Rebecca L Warren, Batu Keçeli, Stefan Jacob, Anders Fridberger, Tobias Reichenbach
The cochlea not only transduces sound-induced vibration into neural spikes, it also amplifies weak sound to boost its detection. Actuators of this active process are sensory outer hair cells in the organ of Corti, whereas the inner hair cells transduce the resulting motion into electric signals that propagate via the auditory nerve to the brain. However, how the outer hair cells modulate the stimulus to the inner hair cells remains unclear. Here, we combine theoretical modeling and experimental measurements near the cochlear apex to study the way in which length changes of the outer hair cells deform the organ of Corti...
January 19, 2018: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342037/preservation-of-cells-of-the-organ-of-corti-and-innervating-dendritic-processes-following-cochlear-implantation-in-the-human-an-immunohistochemical-study
#2
Takefumi Kamakura, Jennifer T O'Malley, Joseph B Nadol
HYPOTHESIS: This study evaluates the degree of preservation of hair cells, supporting cells, and innervating dendritic processes after cochlear implantation in the human using immunohistochemical methods. BACKGROUND: Surgical insertion of a cochlear implant electrode induces various pathologic changes within the cochlea including insertional trauma, foreign body response, inflammation, fibrosis, and neo-osteogenesis. These changes may result in loss of residual acoustic hearing, adversely affecting the use of hybrid implants, and may result in loss of putative precursor cells, limiting the success of future regenerative protocols...
January 16, 2018: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337762/tinnitus-and-auditory-perception-after-a-history-of-noise-exposure-relationship-to-auditory-brainstem-response-measures
#3
Naomi F Bramhall, Dawn Konrad-Martin, Garnett P McMillan
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether auditory brainstem response (ABR) wave I amplitude is associated with measures of auditory perception in young people with normal distortion product otoacoustic emissions (DPOAEs) and varying levels of noise exposure history. DESIGN: Tinnitus, loudness tolerance, and speech perception ability were measured in 31 young military Veterans and 43 non-Veterans (19 to 35 years of age) with normal pure-tone thresholds and DPOAEs. Speech perception was evaluated in quiet using Northwestern University Auditory Test (NU-6) word lists and in background noise using the words in noise (WIN) test...
January 15, 2018: Ear and Hearing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305691/the-capos-mutation-in-atp1a3-alters-na-k-atpase-function-and-results-in-auditory-neuropathy-which-has-implications-for-management
#4
Lisbeth Tranebjærg, Nicola Strenzke, Sture Lindholm, Nanna D Rendtorff, Hanne Poulsen, Himanshu Khandelia, Wojciech Kopec, Troels J Brünnich Lyngbye, Christian Hamel, Cecile Delettre, Beatrice Bocquet, Michael Bille, Hanne H Owen, Toke Bek, Hanne Jensen, Karen Østergaard, Claes Möller, Linda Luxon, Lucinda Carr, Louise Wilson, Kaukab Rajput, Tony Sirimanna, Katherine Harrop-Griffiths, Shamima Rahman, Barbara Vona, Julia Doll, Thomas Haaf, Oliver Bartsch, Hendrik Rosewich, Tobias Moser, Maria Bitner-Glindzicz
Cerebellar ataxia, areflexia, pes cavus, optic atrophy and sensorineural hearing impairment (CAPOS) is a rare clinically distinct syndrome caused by a single dominant missense mutation, c.2452G>A, p.Glu818Lys, in ATP1A3, encoding the neuron-specific alpha subunit of the Na+/K+-ATPase α3. Allelic mutations cause the neurological diseases rapid dystonia Parkinsonism and alternating hemiplegia of childhood, disorders which do not encompass hearing or visual impairment. We present detailed clinical phenotypic information in 18 genetically confirmed patients from 11 families (10 previously unreported) from Denmark, Sweden, UK and Germany indicating a specific type of hearing impairment-auditory neuropathy (AN)...
January 5, 2018: Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301391/locacorten-vioform-ototoxicity-upon-guinea-pig-middle-ear-application
#5
Owen Woods, Issam Saliba
Background and Objectives: Locacorten Vioform (Novartis UK) is frequently prescribed for otomycosis. Its component, Clioquinol, also has anti-bacterial properties. Up to this point, its ototoxic potential has not been evaluated. Our objective aims to evaluate Locacorten Vioform's potential ototoxicity when applied directly to the middle ear cavity. Materials and Methods: We performed an experimental prospective animal study in our animal research center with 20 Hartley guinea pigs divided into 2 groups...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Audiology & Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280917/long-term-variability-of-distortion-product-otoacoustic-emissions-in-infants-and-children-and-its-relation-to-pediatric-ototoxicity-monitoring
#6
Dawn Konrad-Martin, Kristin Knight, Garnett P McMillan, Laura E Dreisbach, Elsa Nelson, Marilyn Dille
OBJECTIVE: Distortion-product otoacoustic emissions (DPOAEs) provide a rapid, noninvasive measure of outer hair cell damage associated with chemotherapy and are a key component of pediatric ototoxicity monitoring. Serial monitoring of DPOAE levels in reference to baseline measures is one method for detecting ototoxic damage. Interpreting DPOAE findings in this context requires that test-retest differences be considered in relation to normal variability, data which are lacking in children...
December 26, 2017: Ear and Hearing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276975/non-tip-auditory-nerve-responses-that-are-suppressed-by-low-frequency-bias-tones-originate-from-reticular-lamina-motion
#7
Hui Nam, John J Guinan
Recent cochlear mechanical measurements show that active processes increase the motion response of the reticular lamina (RL) at frequencies more than an octave below the local characteristic frequency (CF) for CFs above 5 kHz. A possible correlate is that in high-CF (>5 kHz) auditory-nerve (AN) fibers, responses to frequencies 1-3 octaves below CF ("tail" frequencies) can be inhibited by medial olivocochlear (MOC) efferents. These results indicate that active processes enhance the sensitivity of tail-frequency RL and AN responses...
December 14, 2017: Hearing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29260412/inner-morphological-and-chemical-differentiation-of-boehmeria-species
#8
Kazi-Marjahan Akter, Hye-Jin Kim, Atif Ali Khan Khalil, Woo Sung Park, Mi Kyeong Lee, Jong Hee Park, Mi-Jeong Ahn
The present study was designed to establish quality control parameters for pharmacognostic evaluation and differentiation of eight locally derived Boehmeria species, B. gracilis, B. nivea, B. pannosa, B. platanifolia, B. quelpaertensis, B. spicata, B. splitgerbera, B. tricuspis, and two varieties named B. japonica var. longispica, B. nivea var. concolor, which have been utilized as the folk medicine, 'Mo-Si-Pool' in Korea. Although the outer morphological study of these species had been reported, there is no pharmacognostical description yet...
December 19, 2017: Journal of Natural Medicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29247303/root-cone-angle-is-enlarged-in-docs1-lrr-rlk-mutants-in-rice
#9
M Bettembourg, M Dal-Soglio, C Bureau, A Vernet, A Dardoux, M Portefaix, M Bes, D Meynard, D Mieulet, B Cayrol, C Perin, B Courtois, J F Ma, A Dievart
BACKGROUND: The DEFECTIVE IN OUTER CELL LAYER SPECIFICATION 1 (DOCS1) gene belongs to the Leucine-Rich Repeat Receptor-Like Kinase (LRR-RLK) subfamily. It has been discovered few years ago in Oryza sativa (rice) in a screen to isolate mutants with defects in sensitivity to aluminum. The c68 (docs1-1) mutant possessed a nonsense mutation in the C-terminal part of the DOCS1 kinase domain. FINDINGS: We have generated a new loss-of-function mutation in the DOCS1 gene (docs1-2) using the CRISPR-Cas9 technology...
December 15, 2017: Rice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236127/-basic-knowledge-on-the-efficacy-of-hearing-aids-depending-on-the-type-of-hearing-impairment-for-ear-nose-throat-specialists
#10
REVIEW
T Steffens, S C Marcrum
For Ear, Nose & Throat specialists, the physiological and psychoacoustical deficits related to hearing impairment and the compensatory capabilities of hearing aids are topics of prime importance. In conductive hearing loss, the foremost deficit is decreased audibility, for which hearing aids can compensate almost entirely through the use of level independent gain. In the instance of sensorineural hearing loss, however, the irreversible loss of outer and inner hair cells causes a distorted sound perception, which is particularly troublesome when trying to understand speech in noisy environments...
December 13, 2017: HNO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234270/mouse-panx1-is-dispensable-for-hearing-acquisition-and-auditory-function
#11
Veronica Zorzi, Fabiola Paciello, Gaia Ziraldo, Chiara Peres, Flavia Mazzarda, Chiara Nardin, Miriam Pasquini, Francesco Chiani, Marcello Raspa, Ferdinando Scavizzi, Andrea Carrer, Giulia Crispino, Catalin D Ciubotaru, Hannah Monyer, Anna R Fetoni, Anna M Salvatore, Fabio Mammano
Panx1 forms plasma membrane channels in brain and several other organs, including the inner ear. Biophysical properties, activation mechanisms and modulators of Panx1 channels have been characterized in detail, however the impact of Panx1 on auditory function is unclear due to conflicts in published results. To address this issue, hearing performance and cochlear function of the Panx1-/- mouse strain, the first with a reported global ablation of Panx1, were scrutinized. Male and female homozygous (Panx1-/-), hemizygous (Panx1+/-) and their wild type (WT) siblings (Panx1+/+) were used for this study...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208018/noise-exposure-during-prehospital-emergency-physicians-work-on-mobile-emergency-care-units-and-helicopter-emergency-medical-services
#12
Mads Christian Tofte Hansen, Jesper Hvass Schmidt, Anne C Brøchner, Jakob Kjersgaard Johansen, Stine Zwisler, Søren Mikkelsen
BACKGROUND: Prehospital personnel are at risk of occupational hearing loss due to high noise exposure. The aim of the study was to establish an overview of noise exposure during emergency responses in Mobile Emergency Care Units (MECU), ambulances and Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS). A second objective was to identify any occupational hearing loss amongst prehospital personnel. METHODS: Noise exposure during work in the MECU and HEMS was measured using miniature microphones worn laterally to the auditory canals or within the earmuffs of the helmet...
December 6, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29194212/evaluation-of-mitoquinone-for-protecting-against-amikacin-induced-ototoxicity-in-guinea-pigs
#13
Carolyn O Dirain, Maria Raye Ann V Ng, Bailey Milne-Davies, Jerin K Joseph, Patrick J Antonelli
HYPOTHESIS: Mitoquinone (MitoQ) attenuates amikacin ototoxicity in guinea pigs. BACKGROUND: MitoQ, a mitochondria-targeted derivative of the antioxidant ubiquinone, has improved bioavailability and demonstrated safety in humans. Thus, MitoQ is a promising therapeutic approach for protecting against amikacin-induced ototoxicity. METHODS: Both oral and subcutaneous administrations of MitoQ were tested. Amikacin-treated guinea pigs (n = 12-18 per group) received water alone (control) or MitoQ 30 mg/l-supplemented drinking water; or injected subcutaneously with 3 to 5 mg/kg MitoQ or saline (control)...
November 29, 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193857/prenatal-and-postnatal-development-of-the-mammalian-ear
#14
REVIEW
Nicola Powles-Glover, Mark Maconochie
The ear can be subdivided into three distinct parts, each with significantly distinct structural and functional differences, the outer, middle, and inner ear, the latter housing the specialized sensory hair cells that act as transducers. There are numerous manuscripts documenting the anatomical development of the inner, middle, and outer ear in humans, rodents, chick, and zebrafish, dating back to the early 20th Century, and these developmental processes of these components are further compared in a number of review articles (Anthwal & Thompson, ; Basch, Brown, Jen, & Groves, ; Sai & Ladher, )...
November 28, 2017: Birth Defects Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184598/-exophytic-tumor-of-the-scalp
#15
Ilhame Naciri, Baderddine Hassam
Proliferating trichilemmal tumor (PTT), still referred to as proliferative trichilemmal cyst (TC), is an uncommon malignant adnexal tumor originating from the cells of the outer root sheath of the hair follicle or, more often, from a trichilemmal cyst, following multiple trauma and/or recurrent inflammation. We report the case of a 64-year old female patient, with no particular previous history, presenting with tumor of the scalp gradually evolving over 18 months. Clinical examination showed a painless, firm, adhering ulcero-budding tumor mass measuring 12 cm along its longer axis at the level of the vertex...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29174869/expression-characteristics-of-bmp2-bmpr-ia-and-noggin-in-different-stages-of-hair-follicle-in-yak-skin
#16
Liang-Li Song, Yan Cui, Si-Jiu Yu, Peng-Gang Liu, Jun Liu, Xue Yang, Jun-Feng He, Qian Zhang
Bone morphogenetic protein 2 (BMP2), BMP receptor-IA (BMPR-IA), and the BMP2 antagonist Noggin are important proteins involved in regulating the hair follicle (HF) cycle in skin. In order to explore the expression profiles of BMP2, BMPR-IA, and Noggin in the HF cycle of yak skin, we collected adult yak skin in the telogen, proanagen, and midanagen phases of HFs and evaluated gene and protein expression by real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR), western blotting, and immunohistochemistry...
November 22, 2017: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163062/difference-in-perseverative-errors-during-a-visual-attention-task-with-auditory-distractors-in-alpha-9-nicotinic-receptor-subunit-wild-type-and-knock-out-mice
#17
Pascal Jorratt, Paul H Delano, Carolina Delgado, Alexies Dagnino-Subiabre, Gonzalo Terreros
The auditory efferent system is a neural network that originates in the auditory cortex and projects to the cochlear receptor through olivocochlear (OC) neurons. Medial OC neurons make cholinergic synapses with outer hair cells (OHCs) through nicotinic receptors constituted by α9 and α10 subunits. One of the physiological functions of the α9 nicotinic receptor subunit (α9-nAChR) is the suppression of auditory distractors during selective attention to visual stimuli. In a recent study we demonstrated that the behavioral performance of alpha-9 nicotinic receptor knock-out (KO) mice is altered during selective attention to visual stimuli with auditory distractors since they made less correct responses and more omissions than wild type (WT) mice...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163061/cyclodextrins-and-iatrogenic-hearing-loss-new-drugs-with-significant-risk
#18
REVIEW
Mark A Crumling, Kelly A King, R Keith Duncan
Cyclodextrins are a family of cyclic oligosaccharides with widespread usage in medicine, industry and basic sciences owing to their ability to solubilize and stabilize guest compounds. In medicine, cyclodextrins primarily act as a complexing vehicle and consequently serve as powerful drug delivery agents. Recently, uncomplexed cyclodextrins have emerged as potent therapeutic compounds in their own right, based on their ability to sequester and mobilize cellular lipids. In particular, 2-hydroxypropyl-β-cyclodextrin (HPβCD) has garnered attention because of its cholesterol chelating properties, which appear to treat a rare neurodegenerative disorder and to promote atherosclerosis regression related to stroke and heart disease...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159700/expression-and-distribution-patterns-of-spermine-spermidine-and-putrescine-in-rat-hair-follicle
#19
Yutaro Yamamoto, Takamitsu Makino, Hideo Kudo, Hironobu Ihn, Yasuko Murakami, Senya Matsufuji, Kunio Fujiwara, Masashi Shin
No expression and distribution patterns of polyamines (PAs), spermine, spermidine, and their precursor putrescine in mammalian hair follicle are available, although polyamines are known to correlate well with hair growth and epidermal tumor genesis. Immunohistochemistry (IHC) using our original two monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) ASPM-29 specific for spermine or spermidine, and APUT-32 specific for putrescine allowed us to detect immunoreactivity for polyamines in hair follicles from normal adult rats. A wide range of immunoreactivity for the total spermine and spermidine was observed in the compartments of hair follicle: The highest degree of immunoreactivity for polyamines was observed in the matrix, in the Huxley's layer, in the deeper Henle's layer, and in the cuticle of the inner root sheath/the hair cuticle, while moderate immunoreactivity existed in the lower-to-mid cortex and the companion layer, followed by lower immunoreactivity in the outer root sheath, including the bulge region and in the deeper medulla, in which the immunoreactivity was also evident in their nuclei...
November 21, 2017: Histochemistry and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152945/dna-methylation-of-the-prestin-gene-and-outer-hair-cell-electromotileresponse-of-the-cochlea-in-salicylate-administration
#20
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Background/aim: Activity of the prestin gene may have a role in the pathogenesis of salicylate-induced ototoxicity. We investigated DNA methylation for prestin gene exon 1 in salicylate-injected guinea pigs.Materials and methods: Fifteen guinea pigs (30 ears) underwent audiological evaluation including 1000 Hz probe-tone tympanometry and a distortion product otoacoustic emission (DPOAE) test. The animals were randomly divided into three groups. Groups 2 (8 ears) and 3 (14 ears) were injected with intramuscular saline and sodium salicylate (200 mg/kg), respectively twice daily for 2 weeks...
November 13, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
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