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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817613/diflunisal-inhibits-prestin-by-chloride-dependent-mechanism
#1
Guillaume Duret, Fred A Pereira, Robert M Raphael
The motor protein prestin is a member of the SLC26 family of anion antiporters and is essential to the electromotility of cochlear outer hair cells and for hearing. The only direct inhibitor of electromotility and the associated charge transfer is salicylate, possibly through direct interaction with an anion-binding site on prestin. In a screen to identify other inhibitors of prestin activity, we explored the effect of the non-steroid anti-inflammatory drug diflunisal, which is a derivative of salicylate. We recorded prestin activity by whole-cell patch clamping HEK cells transiently expressing prestin and mouse outer hair cells...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809777/pigmented-epithelioid-melanocytoma-pem-animal-type-melanoma-atm-quest-for-an-origin-report-of-one-unusual-case-indicating-follicular-origin-and-another-arising-in-an-intradermal-nevus
#2
Ashley Tarasen, J Andrew Carlson, M Kathryn Leonard, Glenn Merlino, David Kaetzel, Andrzej T Slominski
Pigmented epithelioid melanocytoma (PEM) is a tumor encompassing epithelioid blue nevus of Carney complex (EBN of CNC) and was previously termed animal-type melanoma. Histologically PEMs are heavily pigmented spindled and epithelioid dermal melanocytic tumors with infiltrative borders, however, their origin remains unclear. Stem cells for the epidermis and hair follicle are located in the bulge area of the hair follicle with the potential to differentiate into multiple lineages. Multiple cutaneous carcinomas, including follicular cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (FSCC), are thought to arise from stem cells in the follicular bulge...
August 15, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796092/oral-administration-of-clinical-stage-drug-candidate-sens-401-effectively-reduces-cisplatin-induced-hearing-loss-in-rats
#3
Mathieu Petremann, Christophe Tran Van Ba, Audrey Broussy, Charlotte Romanet, Jonas Dyhrfjeld-Johnsen
HYPOTHESIS: SENS-401, an oral clinical-stage drug, may reduce cisplatin-induced hearing loss and cochlear damage in an in vivo model. BACKGROUND: Cisplatin is commonly associated with hearing loss, causing significant learning and behavioral difficulties in the pediatric cancer population, and for which there are currently no clinical solutions. SENS-401 has previously been shown to improve acoustic trauma-induced hearing loss in vivo. METHODS: The effect of SENS-401 (R-azasetron besylate) on cisplatin IC50 values was evaluated in a panel of cisplatin-sensitive cell lines (NIH:OVCAR-3, SK-N-AS, NCI-H460, FaDu)...
August 8, 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712672/noise-induced-cochlear-synaptopathy-in-rhesus-monkeys-macaca-mulatta
#4
M D Valero, J A Burton, S N Hauser, T A Hackett, R Ramachandran, M C Liberman
Cochlear synaptopathy can result from various insults, including acoustic trauma, aging, ototoxicity, or chronic conductive hearing loss. For example, moderate noise exposure in mice can destroy up to ∼50% of synapses between auditory nerve fibers (ANFs) and inner hair cells (IHCs) without affecting outer hair cells (OHCs) or thresholds, because the synaptopathy occurs first in high-threshold ANFs. However, the fiber loss likely impairs temporal processing and hearing-in-noise, a classic complaint of those with sensorineural hearing loss...
July 8, 2017: Hearing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703809/epigallocatechin-3-gallate-a-prototypic-chemopreventative-agent-for-protection-against-cisplatin-based-ototoxicity
#5
Vikrant Borse, Raheem F H Al Aameri, Kelly Sheehan, Sandeep Sheth, Tejbeer Kaur, Debashree Mukherjea, Srinivasan Tupal, Michelle Lowy, Sumana Ghosh, Asmita Dhukhwa, Puspanjali Bhatta, Leonard P Rybak, Vickram Ramkumar
Cisplatin-induced ototoxicity is one of the major factors limiting cisplatin chemotherapy. Ototoxicity results from damage to outer hair cells (OHCs) and other regions of the cochlea. At the cellular level, cisplatin increases reactive oxygen species (ROS) leading to cochlear inflammation and apoptosis. Thus, ideal otoprotective drugs should target oxidative stress and inflammatory mechanisms without interfering with cisplatin's chemotherapeutic efficacy. In this study, we show that epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) is a prototypic agent exhibiting these properties of an effect otoprotective agent...
July 13, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701711/amplification-mode-differs-along-the-length-of-the-mouse-cochlea-as-revealed-by-connexin-26-deletion-from-specific-gap-junctions
#6
Victoria A Lukashkina, Tetsuji Yamashita, Jian Zuo, Andrei N Lukashkin, Ian J Russell
The sharp frequency tuning and exquisite sensitivity of the mammalian cochlea is due to active forces delivered by outer hair cells (OHCs) to the cochlear partition. Force transmission is mediated and modulated by specialized cells, including Deiters' cells (DCs) and pillar cells (PCs), coupled by gap-junctions composed of connexin 26 (Cx26) and Cx30. We created a mouse with conditional Cx26 knock-out (Cx26 cKO) in DCs and PCs that did not influence sensory transduction, receptor-current-driving-voltage, low-mid-frequency distortion-product-otoacoustic-emissions (DPOAEs), and passive basilar membrane (BM) responses...
July 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688549/curcumin-protects-against-acoustic-trauma-in-the-rat-cochlea
#7
Harun Soyalıç, Fikret Gevrek, Serhat Karaman
OBJECTIVES: In this study we evaluated the therapeutic utility of curcumin in a rodent model of acoustic trauma using histopathology, immunohistochemical, and distortion product otoacoustic emission (DPOAEs) measurements. METHODS: 28 Wistar albino rats were included in the study and randomly assigned to 4 treatment groups. The first group (group 1) served as the control and was exposed to acoustic trauma alone. Group 2 was the curcumin group. Group 3 was the curcumin plus acoustic trauma group...
August 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687932/spatial-and-temporal-expression-of-sox9-during-murine-incisor-development
#8
Zhi-Cheng Yang, Dan Li, Shuang Feng, Xiao-Dong Sui, Zhi Chen, Li Zhang
Mouse incisors are capable of continuously growing due to the renewal of dental epithelium stem cells and mesenchymal stem cells residing at the proximal ends. The transcription factor Sox9 plays important roles in maintaining the stem cells of hair follicles, retinal progenitor cells and neural crest stem cells. Whether Sox9 is involved during mouse incisor development is not reported yet. In this study, we examined the expression pattern of Sox9 during mouse incisor development by in situ hybridization and immunohistochemistry...
August 2017: Journal of Molecular Histology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663725/mice-lacking-the-alpha9-subunit-of-the-nicotinic-acetylcholine-receptor-exhibit-deficits-in-frequency-difference-limens-and-sound-localization
#9
Amanda Clause, Amanda M Lauer, Karl Kandler
Sound processing in the cochlea is modulated by cholinergic efferent axons arising from medial olivocochlear neurons in the brainstem. These axons contact outer hair cells in the mature cochlea and inner hair cells during development and activate nicotinic acetylcholine receptors composed of α9 and α10 subunits. The α9 subunit is necessary for mediating the effects of acetylcholine on hair cells as genetic deletion of the α9 subunit results in functional cholinergic de-efferentation of the cochlea. Cholinergic modulation of spontaneous cochlear activity before hearing onset is important for the maturation of central auditory circuits...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654047/neonatal-murine-cochlear-explant-technique-as-an-in-vitro-screening-tool-in-hearing-research
#10
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/28648121/spontaneous-otoacoustic-emission-recordings-during-contralateral-pure-tone-activation-of-medial-olivocochlear-reflex
#11
E Bulut, L Öztürk
We hypothesized that cochlear frequency discrimination occurs through medial olivocochlear efferent (MOCE)-induced alterations in outer hair cell (OHC) electromotility, which is independent from basilar membrane traveling waves. After obtaining informed consent, volunteers with normal hearing (n = 10; mean age: 20.6 ± 1.2 years) and patients with unilateral deafness (n = 10; mean age: 30.2 ± 17.9 years) or bilateral deafness (n = 8; mean age: 30.7 ± 13.8 years) underwent a complete physical and audiological examination, and audiological tests including transient evoked otoacoustic emission and spontaneous otoacoustic emission (TEOAE and SOAE, respectively)...
June 1, 2017: Physiology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632903/immunohistochemical-dissection-of-cystic-panfolliculoma-focusing-on-the-expression-of-multiple-hair-follicle-lineage-markers-with-an-insight-into-the-pathogenesis
#12
Masahiro Fukuyama, Yohei Sato, Yoshimi Yamazaki, Manabu Ohyama
Panfolliculoma (PF) is a rare benign tumor with signs of differentiation toward all components of the hair follicle (HF). Cystic panfolliculoma (CPF) is a subset of PF with histological similarity to trichofolliculoma making the differential diagnosis difficult in some cases. Immunohistopathological investigations of PF have been reported; however, previous studies focused mostly on the expression profile of the outer root sheath markers. A panel of antibodies was developed and used for the detection of the expression of cytokeratin (CK) 10, CK13, CK14, CK15, hair-hard keratin (AE13), and EpCAM within the lesion, supporting the differentiation of all epithelial lineages of the HF and the diagnosis of CPF...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629050/novel-bilayer-wound-dressing-based-on-electrospun-gelatin-keratin-nanofibrous-mats-for-skin-wound-repair
#13
Chun-Hsu Yao, Chia-Yu Lee, Chiung-Hua Huang, Yueh-Sheng Chen, Kuo-Yu Chen
A bilayer membrane (GKU) with a commercial polyurethane wound dressing as an outer layer and electrospun gelatin/keratin nanofibrous mat as an inner layer was fabricated as a novel wound dressing. Scanning electron micrographs showed that gelatin/keratin nanofibers had a uniform morphology and bead-free structure with average fiber diameter of 160.4nm. 3-(4,5-Dimethylthiazolyl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide assay using L929 fibroblast cells indicated that the residues released from the gelatin/keratin composite nanofibrous mat accelerated cell proliferation...
October 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628154/-morphological-changes-on-cochlear-hair-cells-of-rats-in-simulated-weightlessness-and-inboard-noise
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OBJECTIVE: To observe the morphological changes on cochlear hair cells of rats in simulated weightlessness and inboard noise and to investigate the different changes in three turns of hair cells. METHODS: Thirty-two healthy SD rats, all males, were randomly divided into four groups: control group, weightlessness group, noise group and weightlessness+noise groups (n=8). Then rats were exposed to -30° head down tilt as simulated weightlessness and inboard noise including steady-state noise which was (72±2) dB SPL and impulse noise up to 160 dB SPL in spaceship environment...
June 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625810/evaluating-the-ototoxicity-of-a-anti-mrsa-peptide-kr-12-a2
#15
Chung Man Sung, Hong Chan Kim, Yong Beom Cho, Song Yub Shin, Chul Ho Jang
INTRODUCTION: Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is an emerging problem for the treatment of chronic suppurative otitis media, and also for pediatric tympanostomy tube otorrhea. To date, there are no effective topical antibiotic drugs to treat MRSA otorrhea. OBJECTIVE: In this study, we evaluated the ototoxicity of topical KR-12-a2 solution on the cochlea when it applied topically in the middle ear of guinea pigs. METHODS: The antimicrobial activity of KR-12-a2 against MRSA strains was examined by using the inhibition zone test...
May 31, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620181/hair-bundles-of-cochlear-outer-hair-cells-are-shaped-to-minimize-their-fluid-dynamic-resistance
#16
Nikola Ciganović, Amanuel Wolde-Kidan, Tobias Reichenbach
The mammalian sense of hearing relies on two types of sensory cells: inner hair cells transmit the auditory stimulus to the brain, while outer hair cells mechanically modulate the stimulus through active feedback. Stimulation of a hair cell is mediated by displacements of its mechanosensitive hair bundle which protrudes from the apical surface of the cell into a narrow fluid-filled space between reticular lamina and tectorial membrane. While hair bundles of inner hair cells are of linear shape, those of outer hair cells exhibit a distinctive V-shape...
June 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618834/psychophysical-and-modeling-approaches-towards-determining-the-cochlear-phase-response-based-on-interaural-time-differences
#17
Hisaaki Tabuchi, Bernhard Laback
The cochlear phase response is often estimated by measuring masking of a tonal target by harmonic complexes with various phase curvatures. Maskers yielding most modulated internal envelope representations after passing the cochlear filter are thought to produce minimum masking, with fast-acting cochlear compression as the main contributor to that effect. Thus, in hearing-impaired (HI) listeners, reduced cochlear compression hampers estimation of the phase response using the masking method. This study proposes an alternative approach, based on the effect of the envelope modulation strength on the sensitivity to interaural time differences (ITDs)...
June 2017: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578877/progression-of-changes-in-the-sensorial-elements-of-the-cochlear-and-peripheral-vestibular-systems-the-otitis-media-continuum
#18
Rafael da Costa Monsanto, Patricia Schachern, Michael M Paparella, Sebahattin Cureoglu, Norma de Oliveira Penido
Our study aimed to evaluate pathologic changes in the cochlear (inner and outer hair cells and stria vascularis) and vestibular (vestibular hair cells, dark, and transitional cells) sensorial elements in temporal bones from donors who had otitis media. We studied 40 temporal bones from such donors, which were categorized in serous otitis media (SOM), serous-purulent otitis media (SPOM), mucoid/mucoid-purulent otitis media (MOM/MPOM), and chronic otitis media (COM); control group comprised 10 nondiseased temporal bones...
August 2017: Hearing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573831/auditory-and-otologic-profile-of-alstr%C3%A3-m-syndrome-comprehensive-single-center-data-on-38-patients
#19
Spencer Lindsey, Carmen Brewer, Olga Stakhovskaya, Hung Jeffrey Kim, Chris Zalewski, Joy Bryant, Kelly A King, Jürgen K Naggert, William A Gahl, Jan D Marshall, Meral Gunay-Aygun
Alström syndrome (AS) is a rare autosomal recessive ciliopathy caused by mutations in the ALMS1 gene. Hallmark characteristics include childhood onset of severe retinal degeneration, sensorineural hearing loss, obesity, insulin-resistant diabetes, and cardiomyopathy. Here we comprehensively characterize the auditory and otologic manifestations in a prospective case series of 38 individuals, aged 1.7-37.9 years, with genetically confirmed AS. Hearing loss was preceded by retinal dystrophy in all cases, and had an average age of detection of 7...
August 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552523/progressive-age-dependence-and-frequency-difference-in-the-effect-of-gap-junctions-on-active-cochlear-amplification-and-hearing
#20
Liang Zong, Jin Chen, Yan Zhu, Hong-Bo Zhao
Mutations of Connexin 26 (Cx26, GJB2), which is a predominant gap junction isoform in the cochlea, can induce high incidence of nonsyndromic hearing loss. We previously found that targeted-deletion of Cx26 in supporting Deiters cells and outer pillar cells in the cochlea can influence outer hair cell (OHC) electromotility and reduce active cochlear amplification leading to hearing loss, even though there are no gap junction connexin expressions in the auditory sensory hair cells. Here, we further report that hearing loss and the reduction of active amplification in the Cx26 targeted-deletion mice are progressive and different at high and low frequency regions, first occurring in the high frequency region and then progressively extending to the middle and low frequency regions with mouse age increased...
July 22, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
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