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A Claudin-9–Based Ion Permeability Barrier Is Essential for Hearing

  • Yoko Nakano,

    Affiliations: Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, United States of America, Inflammation Program, University of Iowa, Coralville, Iowa, United States of America

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  • Sung H. Kim,

    Affiliation: Department of Anatomy and Physiology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, United States of America

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  • Hyoung-Mi Kim,

    Affiliation: Department of Anatomy and Physiology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, United States of America

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  • Joel D. Sanneman,

    Affiliation: Department of Anatomy and Physiology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, United States of America

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  • Yuzhou Zhang,

    Affiliation: Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, United States of America

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  • Richard J. H. Smith,

    Affiliation: Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, United States of America

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  • Daniel C. Marcus,

    Affiliation: Department of Anatomy and Physiology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, United States of America

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  • Philine Wangemann,

    Affiliation: Department of Anatomy and Physiology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, United States of America

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  • Randy A. Nessler,

    Affiliation: Central Microscopy Research Facility, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, United States of America

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  • Botond Bánfi mail

    botond-banfi@uiowa.edu

    Affiliations: Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, United States of America, Inflammation Program, University of Iowa, Coralville, Iowa, United States of America, Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, United States of America, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, United States of America

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  • Published: August 21, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1000610

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