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Table 1 Cell and synaptic characteristics of dm-cNTS and DMX neurons

From: Distinct target cell-dependent forms of short-term plasticity of the central visceral afferent synapses of the rat

  dm-cNTS neuron DMX neuron pvalue
   Type I Type II  
Longitudinal soma size (μm) 13.0 ± 0.5 (31) 26.1 ± 0.5 (110) <0.01* 1
   26.0 ± 0.6 (58) 26.2 ± 0.7 (52) NS2
Resting membrane potential (mV) -64.7 ± 2.2 (33) -63.5 ± 0.9 (115) NS1
   -65.5 ± 1.2 (59) -61.3 ± 1.1 (56) <0.05** 2
Cell capacitance (pF) 12.1 ± 1.1 (34) 31.2 ± 1.0 (117) <0.01* 1
   31.0 ± 1.5 (61) 31.2 ± 1.5 (56) NS2
Input resistance (MΩ) 755.6 ± 70.5 (34) 270.1 ± 11.6 (113) <0.01* 1
   277.9 ± 17.1 (61) 261.0 ± 15.5 (52) NS2
EPSC amplitude (pA) (submaximal stimulation) 243.5 ± 22.0 (35) 266.5 ± 14.1 (120) <0.05* 1
   211.3 ± 14.5 (63) 323.2 ± 22.7 (57) <0.01**2
Decay time-constant (ms) 6.0 ± 0.3 (35) 8.1 ± 0.2 (120) <0.01*1
   8.6 ± 0.3 (63) 7.5 ± 0.3 (57) <0.01**2
Time-to-peak (ms) 9.3 ± 0.3 (35) 9.4 ± 0.1 (120) NS1
   9.6 ± 0.2 (63) 9.2 ± 0.2 (57) NS2
  1. Data are expressed as mean ± SEM. 1, comparisons were made between dm-cNTS and whole DMX neurons; 2, comparisons were made between type I and type II DMX neurons. NS, not significantly different. Numbers in parentheses indicate the number of neurons. Mann-Whitney U test.
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