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Title: Long-term effects of nicotine on rat fungiform taste buds
Authors: Tomassini, Silvia
Cuoghi, Valeria
Catalani, Elisabetta
Casini, Giovanni
Bigiani, Albertino
Keywords: Gustation
Morphology
Immunohistochemistry
Gustducin
Membrane capacitance
Smoking
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: Tomassini, S. et al. 2007. Long-term effects of nicotine on rat fungiform taste buds. "Neuroscience" 147(3): 803-810
Abstract: Nicotine, an alkaloid found in tobacco smoke, has been recognized as capable of inducing changes in taste functionality in conditions of chronic exposure. The mechanisms underlying these sensory alterations, however, are currently unknown. We addressed this issue by studying the long-term effects of nicotine on the anatomical features of taste buds, the peripheral end-organs of taste, in rat fungiform papillae. Nicotine was administered to rats via drinking water over a period of 3 weeks, which
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Description: L'articolo è disponibile sul sito dell'editore http://www.sciencedirect.com/
DOI: 10.1016/j.neuroscience.2007.04.053
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2067/1481
ISSN: 0306-4522
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