TABLE 2

Morphometric data on L5 DRGs from control and diabetic rats

Identification numberNumber of cells
% Small% LargeRatio of large to small
TotalSmallLarge
Control
 671L17,88813,3054,58374260.344
 672L16,42512,5193,90676240.312
 675L17,70013,2404,46075250.337
 676L12,0337,8114,22165350.540
 677L14,6309,5295,10165350.535
 678L13,1468,9114,23568320.475
 Mean ± SE15,304 ± 99110,886 ± 9884,418 ± 16671 ± 229 ± 20.424 ± 0.043
Diabetic
 664L11,5879,0102,57778220.286
 665L13,93710,5903,34876240.316
 667L18,60015,2883,31282180.217
 680L20,21816,3433,87581190.237
 681L12,87010,4422,42881190.233
 682L17,53112,9994,53274260.349
 683L9,1886,6612,52772280.379
 Mean ± SE14,847 ± 1,52411,619 ± 1,3053,229 ± 29778 ± 122 ± 10.288 ± 0.024
  • Data are means ± SE. Differences (t test) for number of total cells and small cells were not significant (P = 0.814 and 0.672, respectively); differences were significant for number of large cells (P = 0.007), % small (P = 0.014), % large (P = 0.014), and the ratio of large to small (P = 0.015).