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Articles by Wenlu Pan in JoVE
Auditory Brainstem Response and Outer Hair Cell Whole-cell Patch Clamp Recording in Postnatal Rats Aoshuang Chang1,2, Cuixian Li1, Jianfeng Huang1,3, Wenlu Pan1, Yinghong Tian4, Jie Tang1 1Department of Physiology, School of Basic Medical Sciences, Southern Medical University, 2School of Basic Medical Sciences, Guizhou Medical University, 3Department of Laboratory Medicines, Guangzhou General Hospital of Guangzhou Military Region, Southern Medical University, 4Experiment Teaching Center, School of Basic Medical Sciences, Southern Medical University This protocol describes methods to record the auditory brainstem response from postnatal rat pups. To examine the functional development of outer hair cells, the experimental procedure of whole-cell patch clamp recording in isolated outer hair cells is described step-by-step.
Other articles by Wenlu Pan on PubMed
Synchronized Progression of Prestin Expression and Auditory Brainstem Response During Postnatal Development in Rats Neural Plasticity. | Pubmed ID: 28097024 Prestin is the motor protein expressed in the cochlear outer hair cells (OHCs) of mammalian inner ear. The electromotility of OHCs driven by prestin is responsible for the cochlear amplification which is required for normal hearing in adult animals. Postnatal expression of prestin and activity of OHCs may contribute to the maturation of hearing in rodents. However, the temporal and spatial expression of prestin in cochlea during the development is not well characterized. In the present study, we examined the expression and function of prestin from the OHCs in apical, middle, and basal turns of the cochleae of postnatal rats. Prestin first appeared at postnatal day 6 (P6) for basal turn, P7 in middle turn, and P9 for apical turn of cochlea. The expression level increased progressively over the next few days and by P14 reached the mature level for all three segments. By comparison with the time course of the development of auditory brainstem response for different frequencies, our data reveal that prestin expression synchronized with the hearing development. The present study suggests that the onset time of hearing may require the expression of prestin and is determined by the mature function of OHCs.