Sendai virus vector-mediated transgene expression in the cochlea in vivo

Sho Kanzaki, Akihiro Shiotani, Makoto Inoue, Mamoru Hasegawa, Kaoru Ogawa

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We injected a recombinant Sendai virus (SeV) vector into the guinea pig cochlea using two different approaches - the scala media and scala tympani - and investigated which cell types took up the vector. The hearing threshold shift and distribution of transfected cells in animals using the scala media approach were different compared to those using the scala tympani approach. SeV can transfect very different types of cells, including stria vascularis, spiral ganglion neurons, and sensory epithelia of the organ of Corti, and fibrocytes of the scala tympani. Because SeV vectors can potentially deliver stimuli to the cochlea to induce hair cell regeneration, it may be a powerful tool for repairing the organ of Corti.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)119-126
Number of pages8
JournalAudiology and Neurotology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Feb
Externally publishedYes


  • Cochlea
  • Gene transfer
  • Guinea pig
  • Scala media
  • Scala tympani
  • Sendai virus vector

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Sensory Systems
  • Speech and Hearing


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