2 articles published in JoVE
Isolation of Primary Murine Skeletal Muscle Microvascular Endothelial Cells Thomas Müntefering*1, Alexander P.E. Michels*1, Steffen Pfeuffer1, Sven G. Meuth*1, Tobias Ruck*1 1Institute for Translational Neurology and Neurology Clinic, University of Muenster Microvascular endothelial cells of skeletal muscles (MMEC) shape the inner wall of muscle capillaries and regulate both, exchange of fluids/molecules and migration of (immune) cells between muscle tissue and blood. Isolation of primary murine MMEC, as described here, enables comprehensive in vitro investigations of the "myovascular unit".
Neuro-rehabilitation Approach for Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss Kenichi Sekiya1,2, Munehisa Fukushima3, Henning Teismann4,5, Lothar Lagemann4, Ryusuke Kakigi1,6, Christo Pantev4, Hidehiko Okamoto1,4,6 1Department of Integrative Physiology, National Institute for Physiological Sciences, 2Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Nagoya City University Graduate School of Medical Sciences and Medical School, 3Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Kansai Rosai Hospital, 4Institute for Biomagnetism and Biosignalanalysis, University of Muenster, 5Institute for Epidemiology and Social Medicine, University of Muenster, 6Sokendai Graduate University for Advanced Studies This article reports the development of a neuro-rehabilitation approach, "constraint-induced sound therapy (CIST)" for sudden sensorineural hearing loss. The aim of CIST is to prevent maladaptive cortical reorganization by using an enriched acoustic environment. CIST represents a safe, easy, inexpensive, and effective approach to treat sudden sensorineural hearing loss.