Forge A, Li L, Nevill G. Hair cell recovery in the vestibular sensory epithelia of mature guinea pigs. J Comp Neurol. 1998;397:69-88 pubmed
..There was also no evidence of any hair cell recovery in the organ of Corti. Thus, there appear to be limitations on the capacity for spontaneous replacement of lost hair cells in the mammalian inner ear. ..
Forge A, Becker D, Casalotti S, Edwards J, Marziano N, Nevill G. Gap junctions in the inner ear: comparison of distribution patterns in different vertebrates and assessement of connexin composition in mammals. J Comp Neurol. 2003;467:207-31 pubmed
..Heteromeric cx26/cx30 connexons may be unique to the inner ear, which could be one factor underlying the non-syndromic character of the deafness caused by mutations in cx26. ..
Forge A, Jagger D, Kelly J, Taylor R. Connexin30-mediated intercellular communication plays an essential role in epithelial repair in the cochlea. J Cell Sci. 2013;126:1703-12 pubmed publisher
..These observations demonstrate a role for Cx30 and intercellular communication in regulating repair responses in an epithelial tissue...