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As previously reported [Popelar, J., Groh, D., Pelanova, J., Canlon, B., Syka, J., 2006. Age-related changes in cochlear and brainstem auditory functions in Fischer 344 rats. Neurobiol. Aging 27, 490-500; Buckiova, D., Popelar, J., Syka, J., 2007. Aging cochleas in the F344 rat: morphological and functional changes. Exp. Gerontol. 42, 629-638; Bielefeld,(More)
Noise exposure is a major cause of hearing loss. Classical methods of studying protein involvement have provided a basis for understanding signaling pathways that mediate hearing loss and damage repair but do not lend themselves to studying large networks of proteins that are likely to increase or decrease during noise trauma. To address this issue,(More)
Cisplatin, a widely used anticancer drug, preferentially damages outer hair cells (OHCs) of the inner ear. In this study, an antibody microarray was used to identify early changes in protein expression in the rat cochlea induced by cisplatin. Only small changes in hearing thresholds (4-34 dB elevation) were detected two days after cisplatin treatment (12(More)
The aim of this study was to show that bone-conducted clicks and short tone bursts (STBs) can evoke myogenic potentials from the sternocleidomastoid muscle (SCM) and that these responses are of vestibular origin. Evoked potential responses to bone-conducted auditory stimuli were recorded from the SCMs of 20 normal volunteers and from 12 patients with(More)
Aspirin has been extensively used in clinical settings. Its side effects on auditory function, including hearing loss and tinnitus, are considered as temporary. A recent promising finding is that chronic treatment with high-dose salicylate (the active ingredient of aspirin) for several weeks enhances expression of the outer hair cell (OHC) motor protein(More)
Induction of peripheral tolerance by oral administration of low-dose beta-tubulin antigen may be an effective, antigen-specific method to suppress experimental autoimmune hearing loss. Five groups of mice were fed with phosphate-buffered saline (PBS), ovalbumin (OVA), 20, 30 or 200 microg of beta-tubulin, respectively. All mice were then immunized by(More)
Inner ear damage leads to nerve fiber growth and synaptogenesis in the ventral cochlear nucleus (VCN). In this study, we documented the relationship between hair cell loss patterns and synaptic plasticity in the chinchilla VCN using immunolabeling of the growth associated protein-43 (GAP-43), a protein associated with axon outgrowth and modification of(More)
Differences in the expression of cochlear proteins are likely to affect the susceptibility of different animal models to specific types of auditory pathology. However, little is currently known about proteins that are abundantly expressed in inner ear. Identification of these proteins may facilitate the search for biomarkers of susceptibility and(More)
The Tennessee Mouse Genome Consortium (TMGC) employed an N-ethyl-N-nitrosourea (ENU)-mutagenesis scheme to identify mouse recessive mutants with hearing phenotypes. We employed auditory brainstem responses (ABR) to click and 8, 16, and 32 kHz stimuli and screened 285 pedigrees (1819 mice of 8-11 weeks old in various mixed genetic backgrounds) each bred to(More)
In an effort to examine the rules by which information of bilaterally applied bone-conducted signals arising from interaural time differences (ITD) and interaural intensity differences (IID) is combined, data were measured for continuous 500 Hz narrow band noise at 65-70 dB HL in 11 patients with bilateral congenital aural atresia. Time-intensity trading(More)