Mei-Guang Zhang

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The following information is missing from the Competing Interests section: " Xi Lin owns stocks in Otogenetics Corporation, which may be a source of potential conflict of interest for materials presented in this paper. This does not alter our adherence to PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials. " Reference 1. article distributed under the terms of(More)
Mutations in PTPRQ are associated with deafness in humans due to defects of stereocilia in hair cells. Using whole exome sequencing, we identified responsible gene of family 1572 with autosomal recessively non-syndromic hearing loss (ARNSHL). We also used DNA from 74 familial patients with ARNSHL and 656 ethnically matched control chromosomes to perform(More)
Usher syndrome is an autosomal recessive disease characterized by sensorineural hearing loss, age-dependent retinitis pigmentosa (RP), and occasionally vestibular dysfunction. The most severe form is Usher syndrome type 1 (USH1). Mutations in the MYO7A gene are responsible for USH1 and account for 29-55% of USH1 cases. Here, we characterized a Chinese(More)
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