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Research Article

β-Actin and γ-Actin Are Each Dispensable for Auditory Hair Cell Development But Required for Stereocilia Maintenance

  • Benjamin J. Perrin,

    Affiliation: Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Biophysics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America

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  • Kevin J. Sonnemann,

    Affiliation: Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Biophysics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America

    Current address: Department of Zoology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America

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  • James M. Ervasti mail

    jervasti@umn.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Biophysics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America

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  • Published: October 14, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1001158

About the Authors

Benjamin J. Perrin, Kevin J. Sonnemann, James M. Ervasti
Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Biophysics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: jervasti@umn.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: BJP KJS JME. Performed the experiments: BJP. Analyzed the data: BJP. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: BJP KJS JME. Wrote the paper: BJP JME.