Nicolson T. Ribbon synapses in zebrafish hair cells. Hear Res. 2015;330:170-7 pubmed publisher
..This article is part of a Special Issue entitled <Auditory Synaptology>. ..
Toro C, Trapani J, Pacentine I, Maeda R, SHEETS L, Mo W, et al. Dopamine Modulates the Activity of Sensory Hair Cells. J Neurosci. 2015;35:16494-503 pubmed publisher
..The mechanism of dopamine activation requires voltage-gated calcium channels that are also present at hair-cell synapses. ..
Maeda R, Pacentine I, Erickson T, Nicolson T. Functional Analysis of the Transmembrane and Cytoplasmic Domains of Pcdh15a in Zebrafish Hair Cells. J Neurosci. 2017;37:3231-3245 pubmed publisher
..In contrast, Pcdh15a lacking the entire cytoplasmic domain is not functional. These results demonstrate that the CR plays a key role in the mechanotransduction complex in hair cells. ..
Erickson T, Nicolson T. Identification of sensory hair-cell transcripts by thiouracil-tagging in zebrafish. BMC Genomics. 2015;16:842 pubmed publisher
..In addition, our study demonstrates the utility of TU-tagging to study nascent transcripts in specific cell types that are relatively rare in the context of the whole zebrafish larvae. ..
Maeda R, Kindt K, Mo W, Morgan C, Erickson T, Zhao H, et al. Tip-link protein protocadherin 15 interacts with transmembrane channel-like proteins TMC1 and TMC2. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014;111:12907-12 pubmed publisher
..Together, these results identify an evolutionarily conserved association between the fish and mouse orthologs of PCDH15 and TMC1 and TMC2, supporting the notion that TMCs are key components of the transduction complex in hair cells. ..
Nicolson T. The genetics of hearing and balance in zebrafish. Annu Rev Genet. 2005;39:9-22 pubmed
..This review addresses the most recent advances in our understanding of how the ear forms and discusses the molecules in hair cells that are essential for sensing sound and movement in the zebrafish. ..