NF-kappaB-dependent apoptotic hair cell death in the auditory system

Nagy, Ivana and Caelers, Antje and Monge, Arianne and Bonabi, Sharouz and Huber, Alexander M. and Bodmer, Daniel. (2007) NF-kappaB-dependent apoptotic hair cell death in the auditory system. Audiology & Neurotology, 12 (4). pp. 209-220.

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Hair cells are the most vulnerable elements in the inner ear and their degeneration is the most common cause of hearing loss. In the last few years progress has been made in uncovering the molecular mechanisms involved in hair cell damage and death. However, little is known about factors important for hair cell survival. Recently, it has been demonstrated that the transcription factor NF-kappaB is required for survival of immature auditory hair cells in vitro. Here we used DNA microarray technology to explore NF-kappaB downstream events in organ of Corti explants of postnatal day-5 Sprague-Dawley rats which were exposed to a cell-permeable NF-kappaB-inhibitory peptide. Gene expression was analyzed using DNA microarray technology. Genes were selected on the basis of comparative analysis, which reliably distinguished the NF-kappaB inhibitor-treated samples from control samples. Interestingly, among the up-regulated genes was the gene coding for the regulatory subunit of phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase. Moreover, inhibition of the phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase signaling pathway in organ of Corti explants exposed to the NF-kappaB inhibitor reduced caspase-3 activation. These data link NF-kappaB-dependent hair cell death to phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase signaling.
Faculties and Departments:03 Faculty of Medicine > Bereich Spezialf├Ącher (Klinik) > Otorhinolaryngologie > Oto-Rhino-Laryngologie (Bodmer)
03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Klinische Forschung > Bereich Spezialf├Ącher (Klinik) > Otorhinolaryngologie > Oto-Rhino-Laryngologie (Bodmer)
UniBasel Contributors:Bodmer, Daniel K
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
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