Synaptogenesis in co-cultured inner ear explants which share a single statoacoustic ganglion

Mattl Anniko, Thomas R.van de Water

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Co-cultured otic explants which shared a single statoacoustic ganglion were grown 'in vitro' to the equivalent of gestation day 21 and then processed either for light microscopic or ultrastructural study. Only vestibular sensory epithelium was studied. Nerve fibres from the statoacoustic ganglion (SAG) of the (+ SAG otic explant were attracted to the sites of differentiating vestibular sensory epithelium in the (-) SAG otic explant. Synaptic contact between vestibular sensory hair cells and statoacoustic ganglion neurites was observed in both the (-) SAG and (+ SAG otic explants.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)415-422
Number of pages8
JournalActa Oto-Laryngologica
Issue number5-6
StatePublished - Jan 1 1986



  • Specificity
  • Statoacoustic ganglion
  • Synaptogenesis
  • Vestibular sensory cells

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology

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