Wei Liu



  1. Liu W, Atturo F, Aldaya R, Santi P, Cureoglu S, Obwegeser S, et al. Macromolecular organization and fine structure of the human basilar membrane - RELEVANCE for cochlear implantation. Cell Tissue Res. 2015;360:245-62 pubmed publisher
    ..The inner pillar and IHCs seem situated on a fairly rigid part of the BM. The gradient design of the BM suggests that its vulnerability increases apical wards when performing hearing preservation CI surgery. ..
  2. Guo R, Zhang H, Chen W, Zhu X, Liu W, Rask Andersen H. The inferior cochlear vein: surgical aspects in cochlear implantation. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2016;273:355-61 pubmed publisher
    ..The AC1 runs from the floor of the scala tympani through the otic capsule passing parallel to the CA to the posterior cranial fossa. The mean distance between the CA and AC1 canal was 0.31 and 0.25 mm, respectively. ..
  3. Hayashi H, Schrott Fischer A, Glueckert R, Liu W, Salvenmoser W, Santi P, et al. Molecular organization and fine structure of the human tectorial membrane: is it replenished?. Cell Tissue Res. 2015;362:513-27 pubmed publisher
    ..Moreover, the outcome proposes that the α-tectorin-positive amorphous layer of the human TM is replenished and partly undergoes regeneration during life. ..
  4. Liu W, Edin F, Atturo F, Rieger G, Löwenheim H, Senn P, et al. The pre- and post-somatic segments of the human type I spiral ganglion neurons--structural and functional considerations related to cochlear implantation. Neuroscience. 2015;284:470-82 pubmed publisher
    ..It may give further explanation why SGNs can persist as electrically excitable monopolar cells even after long-time deafness, a blessing for the deaf treated with cochlear implantation. ..
  5. Liu W, Kinnefors A, Bostrom M, Rask Andersen H. Expression of peripherin in human cochlea. Cell Tissue Res. 2010;342:345-51 pubmed publisher
    ..Small or type II spiral ganglion cell bodies also intensely express PP. Thus, PP can be used as a marker for the characterization of the innervation of the OHC system in man...
  6. Liu W, Bostrom M, Kinnefors A, Linthicum F, Rask Andersen H. Expression of myelin basic protein in the human auditory nerve - an immunohistochemical and comparative study. Auris Nasus Larynx. 2012;39:18-24 pubmed publisher
    ..The aim of this study is to analyse the expression and distribution of myelin basic protein (MBP or Myelin A1 protein) in the human spiral ganglion and auditory nerve...
  7. Liu W, Kinnefors A, Bostrom M, Rask Andersen H. Expression of TrkB and BDNF in human cochlea-an immunohistochemical study. Cell Tissue Res. 2011;345:213-21 pubmed publisher
    ..Our results indicate that the regeneration of SGNs under pathological conditions can be enhanced with BDNF/TrkB-based pharmaceutical or genetic strategies. ..
  8. Liu W, Glueckert R, Kinnefors A, Schrott Fischer A, Bitsche M, Rask Andersen H. Distribution of P75 neurotrophin receptor in adult human cochlea--an immunohistochemical study. Cell Tissue Res. 2012;348:407-15 pubmed publisher
    ..The biological significance of p75(NTR) in human cochlea is discussed...
  9. Liu W, Rask Andersen H. Immunohistological analysis of neurturin and its receptors in human cochlea. Auris Nasus Larynx. 2014;41:172-8 pubmed publisher
    ..NTN and its receptors discovered in current study can be responsible for the unique neuronal survival properties in human spiral ganglion (hSG); a prerequisite for the function of cochlear implants. ..

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  1. Hayashi H, Edin F, Li H, Liu W, Rask Andersen H. The effect of pulsed electric fields on the electrotactic migration of human neural progenitor cells through the involvement of intracellular calcium signaling. Brain Res. 2016;1652:195-203 pubmed publisher
    ..The findings suggest that the pulsed EF induced migration of hNPCs is partly influenced by intracellular Ca2+ signaling. ..
  2. Liu W, Glueckert R, Linthicum F, Rieger G, Blumer M, Bitsche M, et al. Possible role of gap junction intercellular channels and connexin 43 in satellite glial cells (SGCs) for preservation of human spiral ganglion neurons : A comparative study with clinical implications. Cell Tissue Res. 2014;355:267-78 pubmed publisher
    ..Cx43-mediated GJ signaling between SGCs is believed to play a key role in this "healing" process and could explain the unique preservation of human SG neurons and the persistence of cochlear implant function...