Susan Van Cleave

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Children with hearing deficits and hypofunctioning vestibular receptors frequently have delayed motor development. This study focuses on when the vestibular system needs to be active for normal motor behavior development and the maturation of the soleus muscle in the ferret. Both vestibular labyrinths were removed from ferrets at Postnatal day 10 (P10),(More)
The vestibular system is essential to the coordination of eye movements during head movements. Exercise, such as the eye movements mediated by the vestibular system, is a major factor in the development of muscle fiber types and the strength of muscle. In this study, the contents of the inner ear were removed (labyrinthectomy) from (LAB) ferrets at(More)
Children with hypoactive semicircular canals commonly have delayed motor development. We studied ferrets whose vestibular labyrinths were removed at postnatal day 10 (P10) to evaluate 1) development of motor behavior, 2) soleus contractile characteristics, 3) muscle fiber diameter, and 4) the expression of myosin heavy chain (MHC) isoforms. At P30(More)
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