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Research Article

Lack of nAChR Activity Depresses Cochlear Maturation and Up-Regulates GABA System Components: Temporal Profiling of Gene Expression in α9 Null Mice

  • Sevin Turcan,

    Affiliations: Department of Biomedical Engineering, Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts, United States of America, Department of Neuroscience, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Donna K. Slonim,

    Affiliation: Department of Computer Science, Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Douglas E. Vetter mail

    douglas.vetter@tufts.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Neuroscience, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Published: February 04, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0009058

About the Authors

Sevin Turcan
Department of Biomedical Engineering, Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts, United States of America
Donna K. Slonim
Department of Computer Science, Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts, United States of America
Sevin Turcan, Douglas E. Vetter
Department of Neuroscience, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: douglas.vetter@tufts.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: ST DEV. Performed the experiments: ST. Analyzed the data: ST DKS DEV. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: DKS DEV. Wrote the paper: ST DKS DEV.