Parameters Controls (n=8) Diabetics (n=8)
Total profile of the cell body (mm2) 219.20 ± 4.99 193.60 ± 4.32b
Nucleus profile (mm2) 81.88 ± 1.57 76.77 ± 1.31a
% of the cell profile occupied by the nucleus 39.89 ± 0.46 42.28 ± 0.42b
*Values significantly different compared with controls (ap< 0.05; bp< 0.001)
Table 30: Areas of cell body and nucleus profiles of the proximal colon myenteric neurons in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats (according to Furlan et al. [503]; with own modification).