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Table 2 Expression of bradykinin 1 and bradykinin 2 receptors in DRGs L1–L5

From: Monoarticular antigen-induced arthritis leads to pronounced bilateral upregulation of the expression of neurokinin 1 and bradykinin 2 receptors in dorsal root ganglion neurons of rats

   Percentage of labelled neurons
Experimental group Test site BK–gold BK–gold + BK1 agonist BK–gold + BK2 agonist
Untreated control animals i.l. 38.8 ± 7.0 38.0 ± 2.4 0
  c.l. 40.4 ± 0.9 41.6 ± 4.6 1.2 ± 1.8
Immunized rats without knee injection i.l. 42.0 ± 1.4 38.8 ± 2.3 0
  c.l. 41.6 ± 5.2 38.8 ± 6.1 0
Rats at 3 days of AIA i.l. 77.0 ± 3.4 83.4 ± 2.9 0.4 ± 0.9
  c.l. 88.0 ± 4.7 88.0 ± 4.7 1.6 ± 2.1
Rats at 42 days of AIA i.l. 74.8 ± 4.8 71.6 ± 8.9 0.4 ± 0.9
  c.l. 38.8 ± 2.3 38.0 ± 2.5 1.6 ± 3.6
  1. Values shown are the means and standard deviations. Abbreviations: i.l., ipsilateral to injected knee; c.l., contralateral to injected knee.