Mutations in the GJB6 gene encoding connexin 30 (Cx30) can cause dominant forms of nonsyndromic deafness. By studying immunohistochemical localization of Cx30 in the mouse cochlea at different ages from 0 to 30 days after birth, we found that the expression of Cx30 is nearly the same as that of Cx26. These findings suggest that as well as Cx26, Cx30 may also contribute to the generation and maturation of endocochlear potential.
- Connexin 30
- Endocochlear potential