Don Kaiser dakaiser at WELCHLINK.WELCH.JHU.EDU
Sat Mar 4 14:45:23 EST 1995

Greetings. I am an amateur audiologist but am extremely interested in the 
vibratory processes that occur in hearing organs and how they relate to 
tonal perception. I look at this list as a way to learn who is working in 
this area and to learn more about this topic.  

BTW, although there has not been anything published yet on this, I heard 
through the grapevine that some info was presented at the biophysical 
society meeting last month in San Fransisco that certain mice that are 
deaf have a mutation in the actin binding site of an unusual myosin 
isozyme (myosin-VII, I think) that is probably responsible for their 
deafness.  Does anyone know about this work and about the mechanisms that 
may be involved involving these proteins in the ear?

				Best regards, Don

Don Kaiser 
Cell Biology and Anatomy
Johns Hopkins University
School of Medicine
725 No. Wolfe St.
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone:  410-955-5672
Fax:    410-955-4129
dakaiser at welchlink.welch.jhu.edu

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