Possible role of gap junction intercellular channels and connexin 43 in satellite glial cells (SGCs) for preservation of human spiral ganglion neurons

@inproceedings{Liu2013PossibleRO,
  title={Possible role of gap junction intercellular channels and connexin 43 in satellite glial cells (SGCs) for preservation of human spiral ganglion neurons},
  author={Wei Liu and Rudolf Glueckert and Fred J H Linthicum and Gunde Rieger and Michael J. F. Blumer and Mario Bitsche and Elisabeth Judith Pechriggl and Helge Rask-Andersen and A Schrott-Fischer},
  booktitle={Cell and Tissue Research},
  year={2013}
}
Human spiral ganglion (SG) neurons show remarkable survival properties and maintain electric excitability for a long time after complete deafness and even separation from the organ of Corti, features essential for cochlear implantation. Here, we analyze and compare the localization and distribution of gap junction (GJ) intercellular channels and connexin 43 (Cx43) in cells surrounding SG cell bodies in man and guinea pig by using transmission electron microscopy and confocal… CONTINUE READING