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Table 1 Content of αB-crystallin and α-tubulin

From: Significant roles of microtubules in mature striated muscle deduced from the correlation between tubulin and its molecular chaperone αB-crystallin in rat muscles

Number Striated muscles αB-crystallin quantity (ng/μg protein) α-Tubulin quantity (ng/μg protein)
1 Atrium 15.7 ± 3.3 2.7 ± 0.7
2 Ventricle 15.5 ± 2.7 2.5 ± 1.3
3 Masseter 1.2 ± 0.2**,a,b 0.8 ± 0.3
4 Tongue 3.0 ± 0.5**,a,b 1.0 ± 0.5
5 Diaphragm 12.3 ± 2.5**,c,d,f 0.9 ± 0.5
6 Soleus muscle 31.1 ± 6.7**,a–f 2.4 ± 1.3
7 Plantaris muscle 2.6 ± 0.4**,a,b,e,f 0.7 ± 0.3*,a
8 Gastrocnemius muscle 3.3 ± 0.7**,a,b,e,f 0.7 ± 0.5
9 EDL muscle 1.6 ± 0.4**,a,b,e,f 0.6 ± 0.3*,a
10 TA muscle 1.2 ± 0.5**,a,b,e,f 0.3 ± 0.2*,**,a,b,f
11 Psoas muscle 1.3 ± 0.4**,a,b,e,f 0.2 ± 0.1*,**,a,b,f
  1. n = 5–6; values are mean ± SD
  2. EDL extensor digitorum longus, TA tibialis anterior
  3. * P < 0.05, ** P < 0.01
  4. a Statistical significances with atrium
  5. b Statistical significances with ventricle
  6. c Statistical significances with masseter
  7. d Statistical significances with tongue
  8. e Statistical significances with diaphragm
  9. f Statistical significances with soleus