However, the new study finds that calcium is not required for adaptation in mammalian auditory hair
cells and posits that one of the two previously described mechanisms is absent in auditory cochlear hair cells.
A recent article in the scholarly journal Nature Medicine announced auditory hair
cell replacement and hearing improvement after using gene therapy in deaf lab animals.
Like people, guinea pigs use auditory hair
cells, found deep inside the inner ear, to detect sounds.
Since hearing loss in this family begins later in childhood, rather than at birth, it is possible that this gene is responsible for the maintenance of auditory hair
cells during early life.
Kil states "We are very unique, no one else including academic/university scientists has the technology to regenerate auditory hair
cells in mammals.
Ervasti and Perrin tested the idea that two closely linked proteins have separate, but important, roles in hearing by knocking out each gene in mouse auditory hair
Therefore, we undertook an in vitro experiment to determine if resveratrol is able to exert some protective influence against gentamicin-induced damage to and death of auditory hair
Steady-state adaptation of mechanotransduction modulates the resting potential of auditory hair
cells, providing an assay for endolymph [[Ca.