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Research Article

Involvement of the Nonneuronal Cholinergic System in Bone Remodeling in Rat Midpalatal Suture after Rapid Maxillary Expansion

Figure 5

Expression changes of other cholinergic components in the expansion of rat midpalatal suture detected by RT-PCR. ((a) and (b)) Expression of ACh synthesis, transport and degradation systems in the rat maxillae during the maxillary expansion, including synthesis component CarAT, transport components VAChT, OCT1, OCT3, SLC22a4, and SLC25a20, and degradation components AchE and BchE. ((c) and (d)) Expression of nicotinic acetylcholine receptors in the rat maxillae during the maxillary expansion. (e) Expression of muscarinic acetylcholine receptors in the rat maxillae during the maxillary expansion. C: control group without treatment. E1: group in which the rats underwent midpalatal expansion for 1 day. E3: group in which the rats underwent midpalatal expansion for 3 days. E7: group in which the rats underwent midpalatal expansion for 7 day.
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