Regeneration of hair cells in the vestibulocochlear system of birds and mammals

Douglas A. Cotanche, Kenneth H. Lee

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Regeneration of hair cells leads to a structural and functional recovery in the mature avian vestibular and auditory sensory epithelia. This regeneration replaces hair cells that have been lost as a result of noise damage, ototoxic drug poisoning, or other trauma. Recent findings suggest that it may be possible to induce a similar mechanism for repair in the vestibular and auditory epithelia of mammals, including humans.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)509-514
Number of pages6
JournalCurrent Opinion in Neurobiology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 1994


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  • Neuroscience(all)

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