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In vitro effect of altering potassium concentration in artificial endolymph on apoptosis and ultrastructure features of olfactory bulb neural precursor cells.
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PMID:  21040758     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Transplantation of neural stem cells (NSCs) into the cochlea to replace irreversibly damaged sensory epithelia is a potentially valuable remedy for hearing loss. Several mammalian stem cell lines are being successfully transplanted into, or migrated to, the endolymph (EL) fluids environment of the cochlea. However, the survival rate of transplanted cells is relatively low. This study focused on the effect of altering the potassium (K(+)) concentration of artificial EL on cell survival and apoptosis of olfactory bulb neural precursor cells (OB NPCs) in vitro. OB NPCs were prepared and placed in media for 24h, supplemented either with artificial EL, or artificial EL-like solutions of different K(+) concentrations. Survival, apoptotic features and ultrastructural changes in the cells are noted. Artificial EL-like solutions, especially with K(+) concentrations of 50mM or more, resulted in a series of necrotic or apoptotic events. Lower K(+) concentrations (30mM) decreased apoptosis and necrosis, improving the survival rate of cultured NPCs. Thus, it is conceivable that the external K(+) concentration in EL is a key environmental factor to regulate the survival of exogenous stem cells.
Menghang Wang; Jianhua Qiu; Wenjuan Mi; Feng Wang; Juan Qu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2010-10-30
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neuroscience letters     Volume:  487     ISSN:  1872-7972     ISO Abbreviation:  Neurosci. Lett.     Publication Date:  2011 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-12-27     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7600130     Medline TA:  Neurosci Lett     Country:  Ireland    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  383-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2010 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
Department of Otolaryngology, Xijing Hospital, Fourth Military Medical University, No.17, Changle West Road, Xi'an, 710032 Shaanxi Province, China.
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