Marian Löbler

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Nanoparticle-mediated drug delivery represents the future in terms of treating inner ear diseases. Lipid core nanocapsules (LNCs), 50 nm in size, were shown to pass though the round window membrane (RWM) and reached the spiral ganglion cells and nerve fibers, among other cell types in the inner ear. The present study aimed to evaluate the toxicity of the(More)
BACKGROUND Gene therapy is a potentially effective therapeutic modality for treating sensorineural hearing loss. Nonviral gene delivery vectors are expected to become extremely safe and convenient, and nanoparticles are the most promising types of vectors. However, infrequent nuclear localization in the cochlear cells limits their application for gene(More)
Degeneration of spiral ganglion cells (SGC) after deafness and fibrous tissue growth around the electrode carrier after cochlear implantation are two of the major challenges in current cochlear implant research. Metal ions are known to possess antimicrobial and antiproliferative potential. The use of metal ions could therefore provide a way to reduce tissue(More)
PURPOSE For an aqueous shunt draining from the anterior chamber into the choroidal space, fibroblasts from the choroidea and/or the sclera are most likely responsible for a fibrotic response around the outflow region of such a shunt. The prevention of fibrosis should extend the operating life of the shunt. A detailed characterization of fibroblasts derived(More)
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