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Table 2 Mean cell sizes of guinea pig nodose neurons.

From: Immunohistochemical characterization of nodose cough receptor neurons projecting to the trachea of guinea pigs

Markers
Commonly
Expressed1
Average Cell Perimeter (μm) Markers
Uncommonly
Expressed2
Average Cell Perimeter (μm)
  Marker (+) Marker(-)/FG(+)   Marker (+) Marker(+)/FG(+)
NKCC1 113.9 ± 3.1* None Substance P 99.1 ± 3.7* 108.3 ± 5.9*
α1 Na+/K+ ATPase 109.3 ± 4.8* 131.3 ± 8.4 CGRP 90.0 ± 2.6* 92.93 *
α3 Na+/K+ ATPase 139.1 ± 1.8 128.5 ± 5.1 Somatostatin 80.4 ± 2.2* None
vGlut1 135.7 ± 2.6 126.8 ± 4.7 nNOS (IFCs) 98.3 ± 2.6* 109.5 ± 8.9*
vGlut2 109.6 ± 3.0* 138.6 ± 1.8 Calretinin 177.9 ± 2.6* None
Neurofilament 142.1 ± 5.7 105.3 ± 2.4* Calbindin 173.3 ± 2.1* None
nNOS (all) 112.6 ± 2.9* 126.8 ± 5.9 Parvalbumin None None
  1. 1 Defined as a marker that is expressed in more than 50 per cent of the FG traced neurons.
  2. 2 Defined as a marker that is expressed in less than 50 per cent of the FG traced neurons.
  3. 3 Only one FG traced neuron expressed CGRP.
  4. *P < 0.05, significantly different compared to the average size of FG traced neurons, Student's t-test (Note. The average somal perimeter of FG traced neurons = 137.3 ± 6.2).
  5. Abbreviations: CGRP; Calcitonin Gene-Related Peptide; FG, Fluorogold; IFCs, Intensely Fluorescent Cells; nNOS, neuronal Nitric Oxide Synthase; vGlut, vesicular Glutamate transporter.