alexa Protective effect of calcineurin inhibitors on acoustic injury of the cochlea.
Medicine

Medicine

Otolaryngology: Open Access

Author(s): Uemaetomari I, Tabuchi K, Hoshino T, Hara A

Abstract Share this page

Abstract This study examined the effect of immunosuppressants, cyclosporin A, FK506 and rapamycin on functional recovery of the cochlea after acoustic overexposure, in guinea pigs and mice. Thirty guinea pigs were exposed to a 2 kHz pure tone at 120 dB SPL for 10 min. The compound action potential threshold shift induced by acoustic overexposure was examined. Twenty-five mice were exposed to a 4 kHz pure tone at 128 dB SPL for 4h. Auditory brainstem response was used to examine the hearing threshold shift. In both the guinea pig and mouse experiments, cyclosporin A and FK506, intraperitonally given just before acoustic overexposure, significantly decreased the hearing threshold shift one or two weeks after acoustic overexposure. However, neither rapamycin nor the FK506 and rapamycin combined treatment groups showed improvement of the threshold shift. The present findings suggest that these two calcineurin inhibitors have a protective effect against acoustic injury of the cochlea, whereas the non-calcineurin inhibitor, rapamycin, not only has no effect against acoustic injury, but rather blocked the effect of FK506. This indicated a possible role of calcineurin against acoustic injury. This article was published in Hear Res and referenced in Otolaryngology: Open Access

Relevant Expert PPTs

Relevant Speaker PPTs

Recommended Conferences

Peer Reviewed Journals
 
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
 
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

Agri, Food, Aqua and Veterinary Science Journals

Dr. Krish

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Clinical and Biochemistry Journals

Datta A

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9037

Business & Management Journals

Ronald

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Chemical Engineering and Chemistry Journals

Gabriel Shaw

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Earth & Environmental Sciences

Katie Wilson

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Engineering Journals

James Franklin

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

General Science and Health care Journals

Andrea Jason

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9043

Genetics and Molecular Biology Journals

Anna Melissa

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9006

Immunology & Microbiology Journals

David Gorantl

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9014

Informatics Journals

Stephanie Skinner

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Material Sciences Journals

Rachle Green

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Mathematics and Physics Journals

Jim Willison

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

Medical Journals

Nimmi Anna

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9038

Neuroscience & Psychology Journals

Nathan T

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9041

Pharmaceutical Sciences Journals

John Behannon

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9007

Social & Political Science Journals

Steve Harry

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

 
© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version
adwords