28 August 2015

New research from CMIAD members into possible role of PLS1 gene in deafness

Members of the University of Sheffield CMIAD group have discovered that the absence of the plastin 1 gene causes abnormal maintenance of hair cell stereocilia and a moderate form of hearing loss in mice.

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Latest publication from CMIAD members, Professor Walter Marcotti and Dr Stuart Johnson.

Taylor R, Bullen A, Johnson SL, Grimm-Günter EM, Rivero F, Marcotti W, Forge A and Daudet N (2015)
Absence of plastin 1 causes abnormal maintenance of hair cell stereocilia and a moderate form of hearing loss in mice.
Human Molecular Genetics, 24(1), 37-49.

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