Journal article

Characterisation of DRASIC in the mouse inner ear

MS Hildebrand, MG de Silva, T Klockars, E Rose, M Price, RJH Smith, WT McGuirt, H Christopoulos, C Petit, HHM Dahl

HEARING RESEARCH | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 2004

Abstract

Within the cochlea, the hair cells detect sound waves and transduce them into receptor potential. The molecular architecture of the highly specialised cochlea is complex and until recently little was known about the molecular interactions which underlie its function. It is now clear that the coordinated expression and interplay of hundreds of genes and the integrity of cochlear cells regulate this function. It was hypothesised that transcripts expressed highly or specifically in the cochlea are likely to have important roles in normal hearing. Microarray analyses of the Soares NMIE library, consisting of 1536 cDNA clones isolated from the mouse inner ear, suggested that the expression of the..

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