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Effect of oral Allylnitrile administration on cochlear functioning in mice following comparison of different anesthetics for hearing assessment

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Background: Allylnitrile is a compound found in cruciferous vegetables and has the same lethality and toxic effects as the other nitriles. In 2013, a viable allylnitrile ototoxicity mouse model was established. The toxicity of allylnitrile was limited through inhibition of CYP2E1 with trans-1,2-dichloroethylene (TDCE). The allylnitrile intoxication model has been extensively tested in the 129S1 mouse strain for vestibular function, which showed significant HC loss in the vestibular organ accompanied by severe behavioral abnormalities. However, the effect of allylnitrile on auditory function remains to be evaluated. Commonly used anesthetics to conduct hearing measurements are isoflurane and ketamine/xylazine anesthesia but the effect of these anesthetics on hearing assessment is still unknown. In this study we will evaluate the otovestibular effects of oral allylnitrile administration in mice. In addition, we will compare the influence of isoflurane and ketamine/xylazine anesthesia on hearing thresholds.
Journal: Frontiers in toxicology
ISSN: 2673-3080
Volume: 3
Pages: 1 - 15
Publication year:2021