TABLE 2

Expression of nicotinic receptors at different developmental times

Data are presented as means ± S.E.M. (n = 3-5 determinations/time interval).

Day [3H]Epibatidine Receptors 125I-α-Bungarotoxin receptors
fmol/mg of protein fmol/eye fmol/mg of protein fmol/eye
P1 69.7 ± 3.2 11.1 ± 1.9 35.4 ± 5.9 16.9 ± 5.2
P5 71.2 ± 4.7 22.9 ± 2.3 33.7 ± 3.8 22.8 ± 3.6
P10 112.3 ± 7.8* 32.8 ± 3.2* 35.8 ± 5.5 28.7 ± 3.0
P21 201.8 ± 17.2* 73.6 ± 6.2* 44.2 ± 3.8 36.6 ± 7.1
P52 153.3 ± 17.9* 71.6 ± 2.0* 30.5 ± 4.3 37.6 ± 2.6
P84 158.9 ± 13.7* 73.0 ± 3.0* 30.11 ± 3,5 36.7 ± 8.0
  • * Statistical analysis was carried out by one-way ANOVA, followed by post hoc Dunnett test. Each time point was compared with the previous time point by means of paired sample.