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Articles by Carlene S. Brandon in JoVE
Dissection of Adult Mouse Utricle and Adenovirus-mediated Supporting-cell Infection Carlene S. Brandon1, Christina Voelkel-Johnson2, Lindsey A. May3, Lisa L. Cunningham3 1Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, 2Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Medical University of South Carolina, 3National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, National Institutes of Health Mechanosensory hair cells are the receptor cells of the inner ear. The best-characterized in vitro model system of mature mammalian hair cells utilizes organ cultures of utricles from adult mice. We present the dissection of the adult mouse utricle, and we demonstrate adenovirus-mediated infection of supporting cells in cultured utricles.