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In mice with deactivated c-Maf gene only few Pacinian corpuscles are formed, and moreover these few are not intact.
Deeper sensibility in the fingers is supplied by a rich nerve plexus in which, among many nerve endings, are >800 of the estimated 2000 Pacinian corpuscles in the whole body.
However, some of the nerve endings, called Pacinian corpuscles, are relatively deep - about 2 millimetres - under the skin, raising questions about how they could detect such subtle vibrations.