TABLE 1

Sympathetic innervation of pancreatic islet

GroupnIslet VMAT2 fiber area*
Saline4348 ± 26
6-OHDA66 ± 3
Early BB DR4375 ± 115
Early BB diabetic758 ± 15
Late BB DR4388 ± 106
Late BB diabetic742 ± 13
Saline4348 ± 26
STZ diabetic4465 ± 51
BB DR3206 ± 10
BB prediabetic3217 ± 30
  • Data are mean ± SE.

  • *

    * Units = (pixels/islet);

  • P < 0.005 vs. controls;

  • P = NS vs. early BB diabetic.