Fine structure of taste buds Masako Takeda 1 1Department of Anatomy, School of Dentistry, Higashi Nippon Gakuen University pp.320-333
Published Date 1981/4/10
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1431905273
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The taste buds contain four distinct types of cells in the mouse and rat tongues. The type I cell is characterized by the presence of dense granules, which are precursor of the dense sub-stance in the taste pore. The type II cell is filled with numerous vesicles and smooth-surfaced endo-plasmic reticulum. The type III (gustatory) cell contains scattered large dense-cored vesicles (80~100nm in diameter) throughout the cytoplasm and establishes specialized contacts with nerve terminals, which are regarded as afferent synapses.

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