Electron micrographs of different MV cells in the MOE of transgenic mice. A TrpM5a MV cell labeled with the GFP antibody. Note how the neighboring SC "wraps" around the GFP-+ cell. B Higher magnification of a GFP-+ TrpM5a MV cell. The microvilli radiate from the apex giving the impression of being "stiff". C GFP-+ TrpM5b MV cell. Note the difference in cell size compared to the TrpM5a cell in A. D Higher magnification of the apex of a TrpM5b MV cell. E Basal portion of a TrpM5b MV cell. Small protrusions extend into the interstitium (arrow). F Non-TrpM5 MV cell in a TrpM5-GFP mouse. Arrow: nerve fiber profile adjacent to MV cell. G A non-TrpM5 MV cell in a TrpM5-GFP mouse with different morphology than that in F suggesting that non-TrpM5 MV cells comprise several subpopulations. ci – ciliated ORN.
Hansen and Finger BMC Neuroscience 2008 9:115 doi:10.1186/1471-2202-9-115