Jonathan Levitt

Itay Rousso1
Anping Xia1
Rachel Gueta1
Ori Katz1
1Itay Rousso
1Anping Xia
1Rachel Gueta
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The tectorial membrane (TM) is an extracellular matrix of the cochlea whose prominent role in hearing has been demonstrated through mutation studies. The C1509G mutation of the Tecta gene, which encodes for the α-tectorin protein, leads to hearing loss. The heterozygote TM only attaches to the first row of outer hair cells (OHCs), and the homozygote TM does(More)
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