Richard Helyer

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E-cadherin is expressed in vestibular, mechanosensory epithelia during early embryonic development. During late embryonic and neonatal stages it is expressed in supporting cells but down-regulated in differentiating sensory hair cells. We used a conditionally immortal cell line (UB/UE-1) from the neonatal mouse utricle to test the hypothesis that(More)
We recorded K(+) currents in inner (IHCs) and outer (OHCs) hair cells from mice at embryonic days 16 and 18 and on the day of birth (PO) to characterize their early physiological differentiation. In both cell types, outward currents increased in size during late embryonic development, in cells situated in both the apical and basal coils of the cochlea.(More)
Cell transplantation is a realistic potential therapy for replacement of auditory sensory neurons and could benefit patients with cochlear implants or acoustic neuropathies. The procedure involves many experimental variables, including the nature and conditioning of donor cells, surgical technique and degree of degeneration in the host tissue. It is(More)
Pyrolysis mass spectrometry was used to examine strains of B. anthracis, of B. cereus, of B.cereus either proven to cause emetic illness or connected with outbreaks of emetic food poisoning and of B.thuringiensis. Analysis of the data-set for all strains allowed differentiation between B.anthracis, the emetic B.cereus and B.thuringiensis but B.cereus(More)
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