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Title: Chronic hypoxia alters calbindin D-28k immunoreactivity in lingual and laryngeal taste buds in the rat
Issue Date: 2006
Publisher: Murcia : F. Hernández
ISSN: 0213-3911
Related subjects: CDU::6 - Ciencias aplicadas::61 - Medicina::616 - Patología. Medicina clínica. Oncología::616.2 - Patología del aparato respiratorio
Keywords: Chronic hypoxia
Abstract: The distribution and abundance of the calcium binding protein, calbindin D-28k (CB) immunoreactivity in the taste buds of the circumvallate papillae and larynx were compared between normoxic and chronically hypoxic rats (10% O2 for 8 weeks). In the normoxic rats, CB immunoreactivity was observed in some cells and fibers of the intragemmal region of the taste buds in the circumvallate papillae. In contrast, in the subgemmal region of the laryngeal taste buds, fibers but not cells were immunoreactive for CB. In chronically hypoxic rats, CB immunoreactive cells and fibers in the taste buds were decreased in the circumvallate papillae. In the laryngeal taste buds, the density of the subgemmal CB immunoreactive fibers in chronically hypoxic rats was greater than in normoxic rats. It is considered that function of the laryngeal taste buds is different from that of the lingual taste buds, so that laryngeal taste buds may be involved in chemosensation other than taste. The altered density of CB immunoreactive cells and fibers in the lingual and laryngeal taste buds is a predominant feature of hypoxic adaptation, and chronic hypoxic exposure might change the chemical sensitivity of the circumvallate papillae and larynx through the regulation of intracellular Ca2+
Primary author: Yoshida, T.
Matsuda, H.
Yamamoto, Y.
Hayashida, Y.
Tsukuda, M.
Kusakabe, T.
Published in: Histology and histopathology
Document type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Number of pages / Extensions: 6
Rights: info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
Appears in Collections:Vol.21, nº12 (2006)

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