Table 2 Morphometric data
PatientControl
EI*5.68 (0.66)** (n = 24)11.71 (2.36) (n = 12)
Secondary clefts per primary cleft length1.82 (0.19) (n = 24)1.79 (0.14) (n = 12)
Nerve terminal area (μm2)3.73 (0.53)*** (n = 24)7.34 (0.93) (n = 12)
Number of synaptic vesicles/μm29.48 (1.14)** (n = 23)16.77 (2.77) (n = 12)
Cleft width (μm)0.16 (0.030)** (n = 11)0.074 (0.0036) (n = 12)
  • *EI, endplate index (postsynaptic membrane length/presynaptic membrane length).

  • Values reported as mean (SEM).

  • **p<0.05; ***p<0.001.