Elzbieta Rajkowska

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Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) is an important occupational hazard that results from an interaction between genetic and environmental factors. Although the environmental risk factors have been studied quite extensively, little is known about the genetic factors. On the basis of multiple studies, it was proposed that oxidative stress plays an important(More)
Oxidative stress in the cochlea is considered to play an important role in noise-induced hearing loss. This study determined changes in superoxide dismutase (SOD), catalase, lipid peroxidation (LPO) and the auditory brainstem response (ABR) in the cochlea of C57BL/6 mice prior to and immediately, 1, 3, 7, 10, 14 and 21 days after noise exposure (4 kHz(More)
HYPOTHESIS The common GJB2 (Connexin 26) 35delG mutation might contribute to the development of age-related hearing impairment (ARHI) and noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL). BACKGROUND GJB2, a gene encoding a gap junction protein expressed in the inner ear, has been suggested to be involved in the potassium recycling pathway in the cochlea. GJB2 mutations(More)
Noise exposure causes an excessive reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation as an unwanted byproduct of high metabolic activity. Oxidative stress and antioxidative protective mechanisms have been therefore proposed as the most interesting issues in the development of noise-induced hearing loss. The aim of this study was to examine changes in superoxide(More)
OBJECTIVES Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) is a complex disease resulting from the interaction between external and intrinsic/genetic factors. Based on mice studies, one of the most interesting candidate gene for NIHL susceptibility is CDH23-encoding cadherin 23, a component of the stereocilia tip links. The aim of this study was to analyze selected CDH23(More)
Growth factors are known to activate signaling cascades for DNA replication; they participate in the regulation of cell differentiation and are required as positive signals for cell survival. Thus, many of them may be regarded as potential candidates stimulating regeneration processes in the inner ear. We analyzed the expression of basic fibroblast growth(More)
It has been demonstrated that the auditory epithelium in the chick basilar papilla may regenerate after acoustic or ototoxic damage. Both types of damage may elicit the appearance of new cells that may develop in to the sensory cells. Factors inducing this process and the role of ganglion cells, the first neuron cells in the auditory pathway, are still(More)
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