Hydrogen protects auditory hair cells from free radicals

  title={Hydrogen protects auditory hair cells from free radicals},
  • Published 2018
Reactive oxygen species (ROS) play a role in the degeneration of auditory hair cells because of aging, noise trauma, or ototoxic drugs. Hydrogenation is a fundamental reduction/de-oxidation reaction in living organisms. This study thus examined the potential of hydrogen to protect auditory hair cells from ROS-induced damage. To generate ROS, we applied antimycin A to explant cultures of auditory epithelia, and examined the effect of hydrogen on the protection of hair cells against ROS… CONTINUE READING