Three-dimensional image analysis of the mouse cochlea

Graham D. Wright, Henning Horn

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The mouse has proven to be an essential model system for studying hearing loss. A key advantage of the mouse is the ability to image the sensory cells in the cochlea. Many different protocols exist for the dissection and imaging of the cochlea. Here we describe a method that utilizes confocal imaging of whole-mount preparations followed by 3D analysis using the Imaris software. The 3D analysis of confocal stacks has been successfully used for investigating a number of mouse tissues and developmental processes. We propose that this method is also a valuable tool to analyze the cellular and tissue organization of the sensory hair cells in the cochlea.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)104-108
Number of pages5
Issue number4-5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2016
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Developmental Biology
  • Cell Biology
  • Cancer Research

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