Neuroplasticity is maintained in the neonatally deafened brain: A pATF2 and c-Fos study in the auditory brainstem of the rat

Ann-Kathrin Rauch, Nicole Rosskothen-Kuhl, Robert-Benjamin Illing & Roland Laszig
Introduction: Electrical intracochlear stimulation evokes expression of immediate-early genes, such as c-Fos, in the mammalian auditory brainstem. Both c-Fos and ATF2 proteins are monomers of the heterodimeric activator-protein-1 (AP-1) transcription factor complex (Fos:Jun or ATF2:Jun, respectively).[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]