TABLE 2

Sympathetic innervation of exocrine pancreas and heart

GroupExocrine VMAT2 fiber area*nPancreatic NE contentnHeart VMAT2 fiber area*nHeart NE contentn
Early BB DR2,841 ± 6554132 ± 776,898 ± 9637223 ± 275
Early BB diabetic3,671 ± 4297108 ± 955,517 ± 9584175 ± 204
Late BB DR5,612 ± 5715169 ± 3158,009 ± 5393
Late BB diabetic5,761 ± 8357202 ± 21610,240 ± 1,2576
  • Data are mean ± SE.

  • *

    * Units = (pixels/mm2);

  • units = (ng/g weight).