Ali Almishaal

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Usher syndrome (USH) is the most common inherited deaf-blindness with the majority of USH causative genes also involved in nonsyndromic recessive deafness (DFNB). The mechanism underlying this disease variation of USH genes is unclear. Here, we addressed this issue by investigating the DFNB31 gene, whose mutations cause USH2D or DFNB31 depending on their(More)
Usher syndrome (USH) is the leading cause of inherited deaf-blindness, with type 2 (USH2) being the most common clinical form. Studies suggest that proteins encoded by USH2 causative genes assemble into the ankle link complex (ALC) at the hair cell stereociliary bundle; however, little is known about the in vivo assembly and function of this complex. Using(More)
Amplitude modulation (AM) detection was measured with a short (50 ms), high-frequency carrier as a function of carrier level (Experiment I) and modulation frequency (Experiment II) for conditions with or without a notched-noise precursor. A longer carrier (500 ms) was also included in Experiment I. When the carrier was preceded by silence (no precursor(More)
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