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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546313/enlargement-of-ribbons-in-zebrafish-hair-cells-increases-calcium-currents-but-disrupts-afferent-spontaneous-activity-and-timing-of-stimulus-onset
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Lavinia Sheets, Xinyi J He, Jennifer Olt, Mary Schreck, Ronald S Petralia, Ya-Xian Wang, Qiuxiang Zhang, Alisha Beirl, Teresa Nicolson, Walter Marcotti, Josef G Trapani, Katie S Kindt
In sensory hair cells of auditory and vestibular organs, the ribbon synapse is required for the precise encoding of a wide range of complex stimuli. Hair cells have a unique presynaptic structure-the synaptic ribbon-that organizes both synaptic vesicles and calcium channels at the active zone. Previous work has shown that hair-cell ribbon size is correlated with differences in postsynaptic activity. However, additional variability in postsynapse size presents a challenge to determining the specific role of ribbon size in sensory encoding...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539424/ca-2-permeable-ampars-mediate-glutamatergic-transmission-and-excitotoxic-damage-at-the-hair-cell-ribbon-synapse
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Joy Y Sebe, Soyoun Cho, Lavinia Sheets, Mark A Rutherford, Henrique von Gersdorff, David W Raible
We report functional and structural evidence for GluA2-lacking Ca(2+)-permeable AMPARs (CP-AMPARs) at the mature hair cell ribbon synapse. By utilizing the methodological advantages of three species (of either sex), we demonstrate that CP-AMPARs are present at the hair cell synapse in an evolutionarily conserved manner. Via a combination of in vivo electrophysiological and Ca(2+) imaging approaches in the larval zebrafish, we show that hair cell stimulation leads to robust Ca(2+) influx into afferent terminals...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526177/two-cell-populations-participate-in-clearance-of-damaged-hair-cells-from-the-sensory-epithelia-of-the-inner-ear
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REVIEW
Keiko Hirose, Mark A Rutherford, Mark E Warchol
The cochlea and the vestibular organs are populated by resident macrophages, but their role in inner ear maintenance and pathology is not entirely clear. Resident macrophages in other organs are responsible for phagocytosis of injured or infected cells, and it is likely that macrophages in the inner ear serve a similar role. Hair cell injury causes macrophages to accumulate within proximity of damaged regions of the inner ear, either by exiting the vasculature and entering the labyrinth or by the resident macrophages reorganizing themselves through local movement to the areas of injury...
April 28, 2017: Hearing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504928/the-murine-catecholamine-methyltransferase-mtomt-is-essential-for-mechanotransduction-by-cochlear-hair-cells
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Christopher L Cunningham, Zizhen Wu, Aria Jafari, Bo Zhao, Kat Schrode, Sarah Harkins-Perry, Amanda Lauer, Ulrich Mueller
Hair cells of the cochlea are mechanosensors for the perception of sound. Mutations in the LRTOMT gene, which encodes a protein with homology to the catecholamine methyltransferase COMT that is linked to schizophrenia, cause deafness. Here we show that Tomt/Comt2, the murine ortholog of LRTOMT, has an unexpected function in the regulation of mechanotransduction by hair cells. The role of mTOMT in hair cells is independent of mTOMT methyltransferase function and mCOMT cannot substitute for mTOMT function. Instead, mTOMT binds to putative components of the mechanotransduction channel in hair cells and is essential for the transport of some of these components into the mechanically sensitive stereocilia of hair cells...
May 15, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503992/dose-dependent-effects-of-ouabain-on-spiral-ganglion-neurons-and-schwann-cells-in-mouse-cochlea
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Zhi-Jian Zhang, Hong-Xia Guan, Kun Yang, Bo-Kui Xiao, Hua Liao, Yang Jiang, Tao Zhou, Qing-Quan Hua
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed in fully investigating the toxicities of ouabain to mouse cochlea and the related cellular environment, and providing an optimal animal model system for cell transplantation in the treatment of auditory neuropathy (AN) and sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL). METHODS: Different dosages of ouabain were applied to mouse round window. The auditory brainstem responses and distortion product otoacoustic emissions were used to evaluate the cochlear function...
May 14, 2017: Acta Oto-laryngologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498269/real-time-intracochlear-electrocochleography-obtained-directly-through-a-cochlear-implant
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Michael S Harris, William Jason Riggs, Kanthaiah Koka, Leonid M Litvak, Prashant Malhotra, Aaron C Moberly, Brendan P O'Connell, Jourdan Holder, Federico Alberto Di Lella, Carlos Mario Boccio, George B Wanna, Robert F Labadie, Oliver F Adunka
HYPOTHESIS: Utilizing the cochlear implant to record electrophysiologic responses during device placement is a feasible and efficacious technique for monitoring near real-time cochlear physiology during and following electrode insertion. BACKGROUND: Minimizing intracochlear trauma during cochlear implantation has emerged as a highly researched area to help improve patient performance. Currently, conventional cochlear implant technology allows for the recording of electrically evoked compound action potentials (eCAPs)...
May 11, 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498265/the-effect-of-systemic-steroid-on-hearing-preservation-after-cochlear-implantation-via-round-window-approach-a-guinea-pig-model
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Mun Young Chang, Yoon Chan Rah, Jun Jae Choi, Shin Wook Woo, Yu-Jung Hwang, Hayden Eastwood, Stephen J O'Leary, Jun Ho Lee
HYPOTHESIS: When administered perioperatively, systemic dexamethasone will reduce the hearing loss associated with cochlear implantation (CI) performed via the round window approach. BACKGROUND: The benefits of electroacoustic stimulation have led to interest in pharmacological interventions to preserve hearing after CI. METHODS: Thirty guinea pigs were randomly divided into three experimental groups: a control group; a 3-day infusion group; and a 7-day infusion group...
May 11, 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492547/autophagy-is-essential-for-hearing-in-mice
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Chisato Fujimoto, Shinichi Iwasaki, Shinji Urata, Hideaki Morishita, Yuriko Sakamaki, Masato Fujioka, Kenji Kondo, Noboru Mizushima, Tatsuya Yamasoba
Hearing loss is the most frequent sensory disorder in humans. Auditory hair cells (HCs) are postmitotic at late-embryonic differentiation and postnatal stages, and their damage is the major cause of hearing loss. There is no measurable HC regeneration in the mammalian cochlea, and the maintenance of cell function is crucial for preservation of hearing. Here we generated mice deficient in autophagy-related 5 (Atg5), a gene essential for autophagy, in the HCs to investigate the effect of basal autophagy on hearing acuity...
May 11, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492243/identification-of-mouse-cochlear-progenitors-that-develop-hair-and-supporting-cells-in-the-organ-of-corti
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Jinshu Xu, Hiroo Ueno, Chelsea Y Xu, Binglai Chen, Irving L Weissman, Pin-Xian Xu
The adult mammalian cochlear sensory epithelium houses two major types of cells, mechanosensory hair cells and underlying supporting cells, and lacks regenerative capacity. Recent evidence indicates that a subset of supporting cells can spontaneously regenerate hair cells after ablation only within the first week postparturition. Here in vivo clonal analysis of mouse inner ear cells during development demonstrates clonal relationship between hair and supporting cells in sensory organs. We report the identification in mouse of a previously unknown population of multipotent stem/progenitor cells that are capable of not only contributing to the hair and supporting cells but also to other cell types, including glia, in cochlea undergoing development, maturation and repair in response to damage...
May 11, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491023/characterization-of-the-transcriptomes-of-lgr5-hair-cell-progenitors-and-lgr5-supporting-cells-in-the-mouse-cochlea
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Cheng Cheng, Luo Guo, Ling Lu, Xiaochen Xu, ShaSha Zhang, Junyan Gao, Muhammad Waqas, Chengwen Zhu, Yan Chen, Xiaoli Zhang, Chuanying Xuan, Xia Gao, Mingliang Tang, Fangyi Chen, Haibo Shi, Huawei Li, Renjie Chai
Cochlear supporting cells (SCs) have been shown to be a promising resource for hair cell (HC) regeneration in the neonatal mouse cochlea. Previous studies have reported that Lgr5+ SCs can regenerate HCs both in vitro and in vivo and thus are considered to be inner ear progenitor cells. Lgr5+ progenitors are able to regenerate more HCs than Lgr5- SCs, and it is important to understand the mechanism behind the proliferation and HC regeneration of these progenitors. Here, we isolated Lgr5+ progenitors and Lgr5- SCs from Lgr5-EGFP-CreERT2/Sox2-CreERT2/Rosa26-tdTomato mice via flow cytometry...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483257/protective-role-of-intratympanic-nigella-sativa-oil-against-gentamicin-induced-hearing-loss
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Deniz Tuna Edizer, Ozgur Yigit, Zehra Cinar, Mehmet Gul, Eyyup Kara, Birgul Yigitcan, Duygu Hayır, Ahmet Atas
OBJECTIVE: Aminoglycosides, used to combat with life-threatening infections, have a substantial risk of hearing loss. Nigella sativa is an annual herbaceous plant and used for treatment of many diseases for ages. We aimed to investigate the protective role of intratympanic nigella sativa oil against gentamicin induced hearing loss in an animal model. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Twenty eight guinea pigs were randomly divided into four groups: i-control, ii- Intratympanic nigella sativa oil (IT-NSO), iii- Intraperitoneal gentamicin (IP-G) and iv- Intraperitoneal gentamicin and intratympanic nigella sativa oil (IP-G + IT-NSO)...
June 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471702/adeno-associated-virus-transformation-into-the-normal-miniature-pig-and-the-normal-guinea-pigs-cochlea-via-scala-tympani
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Xunbei Shi, Nan Wu, Yue Zhang, Weiwei Guo, Chang Lin, Shiming Yang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the expression of the miniature pig cochlea after AAV1 transfect into the cochlea via round window membrane (RWM). METHODS: Twenty miniature pigs are equally divided into four experimental groups. Twelve miniature pigs are equally divided into four control groups. Each pig was transfected with the AAV1 in the experimental group via RWM and each pig was transduced with the artificial perilymph in the control group. The expression of green fluorescent protein (GFP) was observed at 2 weeks, 3 weeks and 4 weeks, respectively...
May 4, 2017: Acta Oto-laryngologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469553/intracochlear-recordings-of-acoustically-and-electrically-evoked-potentials-in-nucleus-hybrid-l24-cochlear-implant-users-and-their-relationship-to-speech-perception
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Jae-Ryong Kim, Viral D Tejani, Paul J Abbas, Carolyn J Brown
The Hybrid cochlear implant (CI) has been developed for individuals with high frequency hearing loss who retain good low frequency hearing. Outcomes have been encouraging but individual variability is high; the health of the cochlea and the auditory nerve may be important factors driving outcomes. Electrically evoked compound action potentials (ECAPs) reflect the response of the auditory nerve to electrical stimulation while electrocochleography (ECochG) reflects the response of the cochlear hair cells and auditory nerve to acoustic stimulation...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460251/streptococcus-pneumoniae-induced-ototoxicity-in-organ-of-corti-explant-cultures
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Michael Perny, Magdalena Solyga, Denis Grandgirard, Marta Roccio, Stephen L Leib, Pascal Senn
Hearing loss remains the most common long-term complication of pneumococcal meningitis (PM) reported in up to 30% of survivors. Streptococcus pneumoniae have been shown to possess different ototoxic properties. Here we present a novel ex vivo experimental setup to examine in detail the pattern of hair cell loss upon exposure to different S. pneumoniae strains, therefore recapitulating pathogen derived aspects of PM-induced hearing loss. Our results show a higher susceptibility towards S. pneumoniae-induced cochlear damage for outer hair cells (OHC) compared to inner hair cells (IHC), which is consistent with in vivo data...
April 25, 2017: Hearing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446866/the-contribution-of-immune-infiltrates-to-ototoxicity-and-cochlear-hair-cell-loss
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REVIEW
Megan B Wood, Jian Zuo
Cells of the immune system have been shown to infiltrate the cochlea after acoustic trauma or ototoxic drug treatment; however, the contribution of the immune system to hair cell loss in the inner ear is incompletely understood. Most studies have concentrated on the immediate innate response to hair cell damage using CD45 as a broad marker for all immune cells. More recent studies have used RNA sequencing, GeneChip arrays and quantitative PCR to analyze gene expression in the entire cochlea after auditory trauma, leading to a better understanding of the chemokines and cytokines that attract immune cells to the cochlea...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440437/autophagy-related-protein-12-associates-with-anti-apoptotic-b-cell-lymphoma-2-to-promote-apoptosis-in-gentamicin-induced-inner-ear-hair-cell-loss
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Xiaofeng Ma, Yongze Liu, Waqas Muhammad, Dingding Liu, Junguo Wang, Han Zhou, Xia Gao, Xiaoyun Qian
The aim of the present study was to investigate the underlying mechanisms of autophagy in a gentamicin (GM)-induced ototoxic model, and to establish whether the blocking of autophagy significantly increases the survival of inner ear hair cells. Cochleae were carefully dissected from four day‑old C57BL/6J mice and randomly divided into three groups prior to explant culture: Control (culture medium), GM‑treated (culture medium + GM) and GM + 3-methyladenine (3-MA; culture medium + GM + 3‑MA). Transmission electron microscopy, immunofluorescence and western blotting were performed to observe the expression of the autophagy protein microtubule‑associated protein 1A/B‑light chain 3 in explant cultures treated with GM and the autophagy inhibitor 3‑MA...
June 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438658/antioxidants-reduce-neurodegeneration-and-accumulation-of-pathologic-tau-proteins-in-the-auditory-system-after-blast-exposure
#17
Xiaoping Du, Matthew B West, Qunfeng Cai, Weihua Cheng, Donald L Ewert, Wei Li, Robert A Floyd, Richard D Kopke
Cochlear neurodegeneration commonly accompanies hair cell loss resulting from aging, ototoxicity, or exposures to intense noise or blast overpressures. However, the precise pathophysiological mechanisms that drive this degenerative response have not been fully elucidated. Our laboratory previously demonstrated that non-transgenic rats exposed to blast overpressures exhibited marked somatic accumulation of neurotoxic variants of the microtubule-associated protein, Tau, in the hippocampus. In the present study, we extended these analyses to examine neurodegeneration and pathologic Tau accumulation in the auditory system in response to blast exposure and evaluated the potential therapeutic efficacy of antioxidants on short-circuiting this pathological process...
April 22, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415260/enhanced-processing-in-arrays-of-optimally-tuned-nonlinear-biomimetic-sensors-a-coupling-mediated-ringelmann-effect-and-its-dynamical-mitigation
#18
Alexander P Nikitin, Adi R Bulsara, Nigel G Stocks
Inspired by recent results on self-tunability in the outer hair cells of the mammalian cochlea, we describe an array of magnetic sensors where each individual sensor can self-tune to an optimal operating regime. The self-tuning gives the array its "biomimetic" features. We show that the overall performance of the array can, as expected, be improved by increasing the number of sensors but, however, coupling between sensors reduces the overall performance even though the individual sensors in the system could see an improvement...
March 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414275/a-new-hypothesis-on-the-frequency-discrimination-of-the-cochlea
#19
Erdoğan Bulut, Cem Uzun, Levent Öztürk, Pınar Turan, Mehmet Kanter, Serap Arbak
OBJECTIVE: Medial olivocochlear efferent (MOCE) neurons innervate outer hair cells (OHCs) of the cochlea, which in turn leads to basilar membrane motion. We hypothesized that MOCE-induced alterations in basilar membrane motion, independent of traveling waves, is responsible for the cochlear frequency discrimination of sound. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eleven guinea pigs underwent bilateral otoscopic and audiologic evaluations under general anesthesia. The study comprised two parts...
April 17, 2017: Journal of International Advanced Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405467/anti-apoptotic-effect-of-dexamethasone-in-an-ototoxicity-model
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Jin Ho Lee, Se Heang Oh, Tae Ho Kim, Yoon Young Go, Jae-Jun Song
BACKGROUND: Dexamethasone (DEX) is used for the treatment of various inner ear diseases. However, the molecular mechanism of DEX on gentamicin induced hair cell damage is not known. Therefore, this study investigated the protective effect of DEX on gentamicin (GM)-induced ototoxicity and the effect of GM on the expression of apoptosis related genes. METHODS: The protective effects of DEX were measured by phalloidin staining of explant cultures of organ of Corti from postnatal day 2-3 mice with GM-induced hair cell loss...
2017: Biomaterials Research
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