Richard J Helyer

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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)
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