Journal article

Gene expression profiling analysis of the inner ear

Michael S Hildebrand, Michelle G de Silva, Tuomas Klockars, Colleen A Campbell, Richard JH Smith, Hans-Henrik M Dahl

HEARING RESEARCH | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 2007

Abstract

Recent developments in molecular genetics, including progress in the human genome project, have allowed identification of genes at an unprecedented rate. To date gene expression profiling studies have focused on identifying transcripts that are specifically or preferentially enriched within the inner ear on the assumption that they are more likely to be important for auditory and vestibular function. It is now apparent that some genes preferentially expressed in the cochleo-vestibular system are not crucial for hearing or balance or their functions are compensated for by other genes. In addition, transcripts expressed at low abundance in the inner ear are generally under-represented in gene ..

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