Table 2

Rabbits were infected and TGs harvested 7 days after infection. Five well-spaced sections were stained for apoptosis and examined from each of 10 TGs per group (50 sections per group), except for the uninfected control group, in which only 47 sections were examined.

CriteriondLAT2903 dLAT2903R McKrae Control
Sections with extensive apoptosis 33/50 (66%) 2/50 (4%)2/50 (4%) 2/47 (4%)
TGs with extensive apoptosis 9/10 (90%) 1/10 (10%) 2/10 (20%) 1/10 (10%)
Sections with any apoptotic neurons37/50 (74%) 11/50 (22%) 8/50 (16%) 17/47 (36%)
TGs with any apoptotic neurons 10/10 (100%) 5/10 (50%) 5/10 (50%) 10/10 (100%)