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Table 1 Quantitation of immunoreactive cells in rat and mouse circumvallate taste buds

From: Qualitative and quantitative differences between taste buds of the rat and mouse

Antibodies Animals No. of TBP No. of TCs TCs/TBP (Mean ± SD) No. of LIR-TCs LIR-TCs/TBP (Mean ± SD)
5-HT 5 rats 141 2681 19.0 ± 6.5 353 2.5 ± 1.5
  10 mice 221 4019 18.2 ± 6.1 621 2.8 ± 1.6
PGP 9.5 5 rats 144 2617 18.2 ± 5.9 240 1.7 ± 1.2
  10 mice 146 3449 23.6 ± 6.8 437 3.0 ± 1.5
α-gustducin 5 rats 197 3757 19.1 ± 6.9 635 3.6 ± 1.5
  10 mice 181 3619 20.0 ± 7.0 482 2.7 ± 1.5
PLCβ2 5 rats 152 2935 19.3 ± 7.3 935 6.2 ± 3.1
  10 mice 163 3549 21.8 ± 8.2 666 4.1 ± 2.1
VAMP-2 5 rats 151 2910 19.3 ± 6.6 870 5.8 ± 2.2
  10 mice 241 5063 21.0 ± 7.0 1290 5.4 ± 2.4
  1. TCs = Taste cell, LIR-TCs = Immunoreactive taste cells, TBP = Taste bud profile.