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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152945/dna-methylation-of-the-prestin-gene-and-outer-hair-cell-electromotileresponse-of-the-cochlea-in-salicylate-administration
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130354/delivery-of-adeno-associated-viral-vectors-in-adult-mammalian-inner-ear-cell-subtypes-without-auditory-dysfunction
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Yong Tao, Mingqian Huang, Yilai Shu, Adam Ruprecht, Hongyang Wang, Yong Tang, Luk H Vandenberghe, Qiuju Wang, Guangping Gao, Wei-Jia Kong, Zheng-Yi Chen
Hearing loss, including genetic hearing loss, is one of the most common forms of sensory deficits in human with limited options of treatment. Adeno-associated virus (AAV)-mediated gene transfer has been shown to effectively recover auditory functions in mouse models of genetic deafness when delivered at neonatal stages. However, the mouse cochlea is still developing at those time points whereas in human the newborn inner ears are already fully mature. For effective gene therapy to treat genetic deafness, it is necessary to determine whether or not AAV-mediated therapy can be equally effective in the fully mature mouse inner ear without causing damages to the inner ear...
November 12, 2017: Human Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107847/the-fbn-rat-model-of-aging-investigation-of-abr-waveforms-and-ribbon-synapse-changes
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Rui Cai, Scott C Montgomery, Kaley A Graves, Donald M Caspary, Brandon C Cox
Age-related hearing loss is experienced by one-third of individuals aged 65 years and older and can be socially debilitating. Historically, there has been poor correlation between age-related threshold changes, loss of speech understanding, and loss of cochlear hair cells. We examined changes in ribbon synapse number at four different ages in Fisher Brown Norway rats, an extensively studied rat model of aging. In contrast to previous work in mice/Wistar rats, we found minimal ribbon synapse loss before 20 months, with significant differences in 24- and 28-month-old rats at 4 kHz...
October 9, 2017: Neurobiology of Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107558/esrp1-mutations-cause-hearing-loss-due-to-defects-in-alternative-splicing-that-disrupt-cochlear-development
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Alex M Rohacek, Thomas W Bebee, Richard K Tilton, Caleb M Radens, Chris McDermott-Roe, Natoya Peart, Maninder Kaur, Michael Zaykaner, Benjamin Cieply, Kiran Musunuru, Yoseph Barash, John A Germiller, Ian D Krantz, Russ P Carstens, Douglas J Epstein
Alternative splicing contributes to gene expression dynamics in many tissues, yet its role in auditory development remains unclear. We performed whole-exome sequencing in individuals with sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) and identified pathogenic mutations in Epithelial Splicing-Regulatory Protein 1 (ESRP1). Patient-derived induced pluripotent stem cells showed alternative splicing defects that were restored upon repair of an ESRP1 mutant allele. To determine how ESRP1 mutations cause hearing loss, we evaluated Esrp1(-/-) mouse embryos and uncovered alterations in cochlear morphogenesis, auditory hair cell differentiation, and cell fate specification...
November 6, 2017: Developmental Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093662/tmc2-modifies-permeation-properties-of-the-mechanoelectrical-transducer-channel-in-early-postnatal-mouse-cochlear-outer-hair-cells
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Laura F Corns, Jing-Yi Jeng, Guy P Richardson, Corné J Kros, Walter Marcotti
The ability of cochlear hair cells to convert sound into receptor potentials relies on the mechanoelectrical transducer (MET) channels present in their stereociliary bundles. There is strong evidence implying that transmembrane channel-like protein (TMC) 1 contributes to the pore-forming subunit of the mature MET channel, yet its expression is delayed (~>P5 in apical outer hair cells, OHCs) compared to the onset of mechanotransduction (~P1). Instead, the temporal expression of TMC2 coincides with this onset, indicating that it could be part of the immature MET channel...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092611/modeling-signal-propagation-in-the-human-cochlea
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Stephen T Neely, Daniel M Rasetshwane
The level-dependent component of the latency of human auditory brainstem responses (ABR) to tonebursts decreases by about 38% for every 20-dB increase in stimulus level over a wide range of both frequency and level [Neely, Norton, Gorga, and Jesteadt (1998). J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 31, 87-97]. This level-dependence has now been simulated in an active, nonlinear, transmission-line model of cochlear mechanics combined with an adaptation stage. The micromechanics in this model are similar to previous models except that a dual role is proposed for the tectorial membrane (TM): (1) passive sharpening the tuning of sensory-cell inputs (relative to basilar-membrane vibrations) and (2) providing an optimal phase shift (relative to basilar-membrane vibrations) of outer-hair-cell feedback forces, so that amplification is restricted to a limited range of frequencies...
October 2017: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29084395/electrophysiological-evidence-of-the-basilar-membrane-travelling-wave-and-frequency-place-coding-of-sound-in-cochlear-implant-recipients
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Luke Campbell, Christofer Bester, Claire Iseli, David Sly, Adrian Dragovic, Anthony W Gummer, Stephen O'Leary
AIM: To obtain direct evidence for the cochlear travelling wave in humans by performing electrocochleography from within the cochlea in subjects implanted with an auditory prosthesis. BACKGROUND: Sound induces a travelling wave that propagates along the basilar membrane, exhibiting cochleotopic tuning with a frequency-dependent phase delay. To date, evoked potentials and psychophysical experiments have supported the presence of the travelling wave in humans, but direct measurements have not been made...
2017: Audiology & Neuro-otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29068588/potential-protective-effect-of-n-acetyl-cysteine-in-acoustic-trauma-an-experimental-study-using-scanning-electron-microscopy
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Servet Ada, Deniz Hanci, Seçkin Ulusoy, Djanan Vejselova, Dilek Burukoglu, Nuray Bayar Muluk, Cemal Cingi
BACKGROUND: Oxidative stress has been associated with pathological processes involved in acoustic trauma. OBJECTIVES: In this prospective experimental study, we investigated the potential preventive effect of N-acetyl cysteine (NAC) in rats exposed to acoustic trauma (AT). Light microscopic and scanning electron microscopic (SEM) evaluations were performed. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Healthy Wistar albino rats (n = 18) were divided into 3 groups: group 1 (control group, n = 6), group 2 (acoustic trauma group, n = 6), and group 3 (AT+NAC group, n = 6)...
September 2017: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29066559/phosphoinositol-4-5-bisphosphate-regulates-auditory-hair-cell-mechanotransduction-channel-pore-properties-and-fast-adaptation
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Thomas Effertz, Lars Becker, Anthony W Peng, Anthony J Ricci
Membrane proteins, such as ion channels, interact dynamically with their lipid environment. Phosphoinositol-4,5-bisphosphate (PIP2) can directly or indirectly modify ion channel properties. In auditory sensory hair cells of rats (Sprague Dawley) of either sex, PIP2 localizes within stereocilia, near stereocilia tips. Modulating the amount of free PIP2 in inner hair cell stereocilia resulted in i) the loss of a fast component of mechano-electric-transduction (MET) current adaptation, ii) an increase in the number of channels open at the hair bundle's resting position, iii) a reduction of single channel conductance, iv) a change in ion selectivity and v) a reduction in calcium pore blocking effects...
October 24, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29063958/identification-and-characterization-of-a-novel-chemically-induced-allele-at-the-planar-cell-polarity-gene-vangl2
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Abdul-Rahman El-Hassan, Vicki Leung, Fares Kharfallah, Marie-Claude Guyot, Redouane Allache, Philippe Gros, Zoha Kibar
Planar cell polarity (PCP) signaling controls a number of morphogenetic processes including convergent extension during gastrulation and neural tube formation. Defects in this pathway cause neural tube defects (NTD), the most common malformations of the central nervous system. The Looptail (Lp) mutant mouse was the first mammalian mutant implicating a PCP gene (Vangl2) in the pathogenesis of NTD. We report on a novel chemically induced mutant allele at Vangl2 called Curly Bob that causes a missense mutation p...
October 24, 2017: Mammalian Genome: Official Journal of the International Mammalian Genome Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29059194/role-of-neuropilin-1-semaphorin-3a-signaling-in-the-functional-and-morphological-integrity-of-the-cochlea
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Pezhman Salehi, Marshall X Ge, Usha Gundimeda, Leah Michelle Baum, Homero Lael Cantu, Joel Lavinsky, Litao Tao, Anthony Myint, Charlene Cruz, Juemei Wang, Angeliki Maria Nikolakopoulou, Carolina Abdala, Matthew William Kelley, Takahiro Ohyama, Thomas Matthew Coate, Rick A Friedman
Neuropilin-1 (Nrp1) encodes the transmembrane cellular receptor neuropilin-1, which is associated with cardiovascular and neuronal development and was within the peak SNP interval on chromosome 8 in our prior GWAS study on age-related hearing loss (ARHL) in mice. In this study, we generated and characterized an inner ear-specific Nrp1 conditional knockout (CKO) mouse line because Nrp1 constitutive knockouts are embryonic lethal. In situ hybridization demonstrated weak Nrp1 mRNA expression late in embryonic cochlear development, but increased expression in early postnatal stages when cochlear hair cell innervation patterns have been shown to mature...
October 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29056431/effects-of-surgical-lesions-on-choline-acetyltransferase-activity-in-the-cat-cochlea
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Mark J Frilling, Gregory J Wiet, Donald A Godfrey, Judy A Parli, Jon D Dunn, C David Ross
Although it is well established that the choline acetyltransferase (ChAT, the enzyme for acetylcholine synthesis) in the mammalian cochlea is associated with its olivocochlear innervation, the distribution of this innervation in the cochlea varies somewhat among mammalian species. The quantitative distribution of ChAT activity in the cochlea has been reported for guinea pigs and rats. The present study reports the distribution of ChAT activity within the organ of Corti among the three turns of the cat cochlea and the effects of removing olivocochlear innervation either by a lateral cut aimed to totally transect the left olivocochlear bundle or a more medial cut additionally damaging the superior olivary complex on the same side...
October 10, 2017: Hearing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055051/opposing-expression-gradients-of-calcitonin-related-polypeptide-alpha-calca-cgrp%C3%AE-and-tyrosine-hydroxylase-th-in-type-ii-afferent-neurons-of-the-mouse-cochlea
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Jingjing Sherry Wu, Pankhuri Vyas, Elisabeth Glowatzki, Paul Albert Fuchs
Type II spiral ganglion neurons (SGNs) are small caliber, unmyelinated afferents that extend dendritic arbors hundreds of microns along the cochlear spiral, contacting many outer hair cells (OHCs). Despite these many contacts, type II afferents are insensitive to sound and only weakly depolarized by glutamate release from OHCs. Recent studies suggest that type II afferents may be cochlear nociceptors, and can be excited by ATP released during tissue damage, by analogy to somatic pain-sensing C-fibers. The present work compares the expression patterns among cochlear type II afferents of two genes found in C-fibers: calcitonin-related polypeptide alpha (Calca/Cgrpα), specific to pain-sensing C-fibers, and tyrosine hydroxylase (Th), specific to low-threshold mechanoreceptive C-fibers, which was shown previously to be a selective biomarker of type II versus type I cochlear afferents (Vyas et al...
October 21, 2017: Journal of Comparative Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054590/double-fluorescent-labelling-of-a-bipolar-epithelial-cell-in-vitro-the-outer-hair-cell
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Csaba Harasztosi, Entcho Klenske, Susanne Badum, Emese Harasztosi, Anthony W Gummer
BACKGROUND: Fluorescence membrane markers are efficient tools for visualizing the dynamics of membrane recycling processes in living cells. The outer hair cell (OHC) - a bipolar epithelial cell in the cochlea - possesses endocytic activity at both its apical and basal poles. The best visual overview of transcytosis in the OHC is achieved when the cell is isolated, so that both the apical and the basal poles are in the same focal plane to allow confocal imaging. Until now, fluorescent markers were applied to the extracellular environment of isolated OHCs without distinguishing the apical and basal poles...
October 17, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054432/expression-pattern-of-eya4-in-the-common-marmoset-callithrix-jacchus-cochlea
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Saeko Matsuzaki, Makoto Hosoya, Hideyuki Okano, Masato Fujioka, Kaoru Ogawa
The eyes absent (EYA)-like genes are essential for the formation of sensory organs among fly (Drosophila melanogaster) and mammals. EYA4, one of the vertebrate genes of Eya family, is reported to be causative for late-onset mid-frequency sensorineural hearing loss in humans, while Eya4-deficient mice exhibited congenital profound deafness and otitis media with effusion due to the eustachian tube dysmorphology. Because of the species difference in the phenotype, the pathophysiology of EYA4 in the human cochlea has yet to be elucidated...
October 18, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045880/a-model-for-link-pruning-to-establish-correctly-polarized-and-oriented-tip-links-in-hair-bundles
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Nathan Tompkins, Kateri J Spinelli, Dongseok Choi, Peter G Barr-Gillespie
Tip links are thought to gate the mechanically sensitive transduction channels of hair cells, but how they form during development and regeneration remains mysterious. In particular, it is unclear how tip links are strung between stereocilia so that they are oriented parallel to a single axis; why their polarity is uniform despite their constituent molecules' intrinsic asymmetry; and why only a single tip link is present at each tip-link position. We present here a series of simple rules that reasonably explain why these phenomena occur...
October 17, 2017: Biophysical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983916/piezo2-as-the-anomalous-mechanotransducer-channel-in-auditory-hair-cells
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Maryline Beurg, Robert Fettiplace
Throughout post-natal maturation of the mouse inner ear, cochlear hair cells display at least two types of mechanically-gated ion channel: normal mechanotransducer (MT) channels at the tips of the stereocilia, activated by tension in inter-ciliary tip links; and anomalous mechanosensitive (MS) channels on the top surface of the cells. The anomalous MS channels are responsible for the reverse-polarity current that appears in mutants in which normal transduction is lost. They are also seen in wild-type hair cells around birth, appearing two days earlier than normal MT channels, and being down-regulated with the emergence of the normal channels...
October 5, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28955202/magnetic-nanoparticle-mediated-steroid-delivery-mitigates-cisplatin-induced-hearing-loss
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Bharath Ramaswamy, Soumen Roy, Andrea B Apolo, Benjamin Shapiro, Didier A Depireux
Cisplatin (cis-diamminedichloroplatinum) is widely used as a chemotherapeutic drug for genitourinary, breast, lung and head and neck cancers. Though effective in inducing apoptosis in cancer cells, cisplatin treatment causes severe hearing loss among patients. Steroids have been shown to mitigate cisplatin-induced hearing loss. However, steroids may interfere with the anti-cancer properties of cisplatin if administered systemically, or are rapidly cleared from the middle and inner ear and hence lack effectiveness when administered intra-tympanically...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28953607/patterns-seen-during-electrode-insertion-using-intracochlear-electrocochleography-obtained-directly-through-a-cochlear-implant
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Michael S Harris, William J Riggs, Christopher K Giardina, Brendan P O'Connell, Jourdan T Holder, Robert T Dwyer, Kanthaiah Koka, Robert F Labadie, Douglas C Fitzpatrick, Oliver F Adunka
HYPOTHESIS: Intraoperative, intracochlear electrocochleography (ECochG) will provide a means to monitor cochlear hair cell and neural response during cochlear implant (CI) electrode insertion. Distinct patterns in the insertion track can be characterized. BACKGROUND: Conventional CI surgery is performed without a means of actively monitoring cochlear hair cell and neural responses. Intracochlear ECochG obtained directly through the CI may be a source of such feedback...
December 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28951212/macrophage-recruitment-but-not-interleukin-1-beta-activation-enhances-noise-induced-hearing-damage
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Yu Mizushima, Chisato Fujimoto, Akinori Kashio, Kenji Kondo, Tatsuya Yamasoba
It has been suggested that macrophages or inflammatory monocytes participate in the pathology of noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL), but it is unclear how extensively these cells contribute to the development of temporary and/or permanent NIHL. To address this question, we used clodronate liposomes to deplete macrophages and monocytes. After clodronate liposome injection, mice were exposed to 4-kHz octave band noise at 121 dB for 4 h. Compared to vehicle-injected controls, clodronate-treated mice exhibited significantly reduced permanent threshold shifts at 4 and 8 kHz and significantly smaller outer hair cell losses in the lower-apical cochlear turn...
November 18, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
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