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Roles of the Espin Actin-Bundling Proteins in the Morphogenesis and Stabilization of Hair Cell Stereocilia Revealed in CBA/CaJ Congenic Jerker Mice

  • Gabriella Sekerková,

    Affiliation: Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

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  • Claus-Peter Richter,

    Affiliations: Department of Otolaryngology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America, Hugh Knowles Center for Clinical and Basic Science in Hearing and Its Disorders, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

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  • James R. Bartles mail

    j-bartles@northwestern.edu

    Affiliations: Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America, Hugh Knowles Center for Clinical and Basic Science in Hearing and Its Disorders, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

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  • Published: March 24, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1002032

About the Authors

Gabriella Sekerková, James R. Bartles
Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
Claus-Peter Richter
Department of Otolaryngology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
Claus-Peter Richter, James R. Bartles
Hugh Knowles Center for Clinical and Basic Science in Hearing and Its Disorders, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: j-bartles@northwestern.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: GS C-PR JRB. Performed the experiments: GS C-PR JRB. Analyzed the data: GS C-PR JRB. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: GS C-PR JRB. Wrote the paper: GS JRB.