α-Gustducin immunoreactivity in the airways

@article{Merigo2004GustducinII,
  title={α-Gustducin immunoreactivity in the airways},
  author={Flavia Merigo and Donatella Benati and Marco Tizzano and Francesco Osculati and Andrea Sbarbati},
  journal={Cell and Tissue Research},
  year={2004},
  volume={319},
  pages={211-219}
}
The G-protein subunit α-gustducin is a marker of chemoreceptive cells. In the present study, we examined the immunohistochemical localization of α-gustducin in rat airway epithelium both by light and electron microscopy. α-Gustducin immunoreactivity was found in solitary cells that presented ultrastructural features of chemoreceptor cells, i.e. flask-shaped or pear-shaped, with an apical process with thin microvilli protruding into the lumen. The immunostaining was mainly concentrated in the… CONTINUE READING