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Transcriptomic analysis of mouse cochlear supporting cell maturation reveals large-scale changes in notch responsiveness prior to the onset of hearing.

Maass J, Gu R, Cai T, Wan Y, Cantellano S, Asprer J, Zhang H, Jen H, Edlund R, Liu Z, Groves A (2016) Transcriptomic analysis of mouse cochlear supporting cell maturation reveals large-scale changes in notch responsiveness prior to the onset of hearing. PLoS One 11:e0167286. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0167286

Summary: The ability of neonatal mouse cochlear supporting cells to divide and differentiate into hair cells is very limited and declines in the first two weeks after birth. This decline is associated with the morphological and functional maturation of the organ of Corti prior to the onset of hearing, however little is known of the molecular changes that underlie these events. The authors attempt to identify these changes using RNA-seq to generate transcriptional profiles of purified cochlear supporting cells and found significant changes in gene expression related to regulation of proliferation, differentiation of inner ear components and the maturation of the organ of Corti. The authors also examined the regenerative potential of supporting cells in production of hair cells in response to a blockade of the Notch signaling pathway at the time of birth, but a complete lack of response just a few days later. Analysis included IHC on frozen sections of paraformaldehyde-fixed temporal bones of LfngEGFP mice. Anti-NGFr (mup75) (Cat. #AB-N01AP) was used at a 1:200 dilution. The results offer first molecular insights into the failure of hair cell regeneration in the mammalian cochlea.

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