Michael C. Summers

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In previous work we identified a basilar papilla protein (BPP23) that appears to be one of the most abundant soluble proteins in the basilar papilla of the chick cochlea. Here we report the purification of protein BPP23 from chick cochlea and the generation of a specific antiserum. Immunoblotting and immunoprecipitation experiments with this antiserum(More)
The sensory epithelium of the chick cochlea, the basilar papilla, contains a major protein of approximately 23,000 daltons. This protein was as abundant as actin in the papilla, yet could not be found in significant quantities in any other cochlear tissue. The protein appeared at a time in development when other studies have shown that the chick embryo(More)
We screened high-density filters from the RPCI-43 male chimpanzee BAC library 22 (BACPAC resources) using hybridization probes designed to detect sequences (1) near the inner boundaries of palindromes P1–P6 and P8; (2) near P7; and (3) from a non-ampliconic region of the human MSY. STS content and BAC-end sequences confirmed that, among the candidate BACs(More)
Molecular studies of the peripheral auditory system are made difficult by the small quantities of tissue available and by their relative inaccessibility. In addition, the cochlea and other hair cell-containing receptor organs are composed of both hair cells and supporting cells, as well as several other cell types. The identification of known proteins and(More)
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