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Research Article

A Genetic Basis for Mechanosensory Traits in Humans

  • Henning Frenzel,

    Affiliation: Department of Neuroscience, Max-Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine, Berlin-Buch, Germany

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  • Jörg Bohlender,

    Affiliation: Department of Audiology and Phoniatrics, Charité Universitätsmedizin, Berlin, Germany

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  • Katrin Pinsker,

    Affiliation: Department of Audiology and Phoniatrics, Charité Universitätsmedizin, Berlin, Germany

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  • Bärbel Wohlleben,

    Affiliation: Department of Audiology and Phoniatrics, Charité Universitätsmedizin, Berlin, Germany

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  • Jens Tank,

    Affiliation: Institute of Clinical Pharmacology, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany

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  • Stefan G. Lechner,

    Affiliation: Department of Neuroscience, Max-Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine, Berlin-Buch, Germany

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  • Daniela Schiska,

    Affiliation: Department of Audiology and Phoniatrics, Charité Universitätsmedizin, Berlin, Germany

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  • Teresa Jaijo,

    Affiliation: Genetics Unit, Hospital Universitario La Fe, and CIBERER, Valencia, Spain

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  • Franz Rüschendorf,

    Affiliation: Experimental Genetics of Cardiovascular Disease, Max-Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine, Berlin-Buch, Germany

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  • Kathrin Saar,

    Affiliation: Experimental Genetics of Cardiovascular Disease, Max-Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine, Berlin-Buch, Germany

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  • Jens Jordan,

    Affiliation: Institute of Clinical Pharmacology, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany

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  • José M. Millán,

    Affiliation: Genetics Unit, Hospital Universitario La Fe, and CIBERER, Valencia, Spain

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  • Manfred Gross,

    Affiliation: Department of Audiology and Phoniatrics, Charité Universitätsmedizin, Berlin, Germany

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  • Gary R. Lewin mail

    glewin@mdc-berlin.de

    Affiliation: Department of Neuroscience, Max-Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine, Berlin-Buch, Germany

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  • Published: May 01, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1001318

About the Authors

Henning Frenzel, Stefan G. Lechner, Gary R. Lewin
Department of Neuroscience, Max-Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine, Berlin-Buch, Germany
Jörg Bohlender, Katrin Pinsker, Bärbel Wohlleben, Daniela Schiska, Manfred Gross
Department of Audiology and Phoniatrics, Charité Universitätsmedizin, Berlin, Germany
Jens Tank, Jens Jordan
Institute of Clinical Pharmacology, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany
Teresa Jaijo, José M. Millán
Genetics Unit, Hospital Universitario La Fe, and CIBERER, Valencia, Spain
Franz Rüschendorf, Kathrin Saar
Experimental Genetics of Cardiovascular Disease, Max-Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine, Berlin-Buch, Germany

Corresponding Author

Email: glewin@mdc-berlin.de

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

The author(s) have made the following declarations about their contributions: Conceived and designed the experiments: GRL HF JJ JM MG. Performed the experiments: HF JB KP BW SGL JT KS DS TJ. Analyzed the data: HF GRL JT SGL KS FR. Wrote the paper: HF GRL.