Francesco Marmo

Bice Avallone4
Giuseppe Balsamo4
Umberto Fascio3
Daniela Esposito1
Marina Piscopo1
4Bice Avallone
4Giuseppe Balsamo
3Umberto Fascio
1Daniela Esposito
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We studied hair cell regeneration in the crista ampullaris of the lizard Podarcis sicula both in untreated animals and at early and late time intervals following a single high dose of gentamicin. The study was carried out using the S-phase marker 5-bromo-2'-deoxyuridine. Our ultrastructural and immunofluorescence studies showed that both apoptosis and hair(More)
There is little information available on the susceptibility of reptilian saccule hair cells to ototoxin-induced sensory damage. In this study, we report morphological evidence of hair cell recovery and regeneration after damage induced by gentamicin in the saccule of a lizard. We perform morphological analysis using scanning electron microscopy and confocal(More)
SEM and CLSM studies were performed on the membranous labyrinth of Lampetra planeri, a threatened species of brook lamprey, spanning from the 1st to the 4th year of ammocoetes larval stages and on the adults. In all the examined stages, the entire membranous labyrinth does not show any morphologic differences, but only a progressive increase in size. SEM(More)
The membranous labyrinth of lizard Podarcis sicula contains calcite and aragonite crystals. Saccule, utricle and lagena contain calcite crystals while aragonite crystals are present only in the saccule where they are very abundant. We have recently demonstrated the presence of calbindin D-28K in the organic matrix of lizard P. sicula otoconia. In order to(More)
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