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Caption A, light microscopy and immunohistochemical staining of rhodopsin in the central retina from RhoTvrm4/Rho+ mutant mice with 1- or 5-min exposures to bright light. Histological changes in the retinas of RhoTvrm4/Rho+ mutants are observed within 1 hour (top) following exposure to bright light. At 24 hours (middle) following the exposure to bright light, the outer and inner segments of the RhoTvrm4/Rho+ mutant photoreceptors are disorganized. At 1 week (bottom) following exposure, the outer nuclear layer is reduced to two rows of cell bodies. B, rhodopsin (red), ezrin (yellow), and 4', 6-diamidino-2-phenylindole (blue) staining of the retinas from wild-type and RhoTvrm4/Rho+ mutant animals 1 or 24 hours after exposure to bright light. Photoreceptor outer segments are engulfed within the RPE cells of mutant eyes at 1 hour after exposure to bright light, n = 2 animals. C, photoreceptors of Rho mutants are apoptotic 24 hours following exposure to bright light. Terminal uridine deoxynucleotidyl transferase dUTP nick end labeling (TUNEL) staining of the retina was 24 hours following bright light exposure, n = 3 animals. D, the Tvrm1 mutation (in RhoTvrm1/Rho+ mice) makes the retina more vulnerable to light damage than the Tvrm4 mutation (in RhoTvrm4/Rho+ mice). Light microscopy of the central retina at different times following different durations of exposure to bright light. Red arrows indicate chromatin aggregates and blue arrows indicate macrophages, n = 3 mice for all groups except for RhoTvrm1/Rho+ where n = 6.
Copyright This image is from Budzynski E, J Biol Chem 2010 May 7;285(19):14521-33 and is displayed with the permission of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology who owns the Copyright. Full text from JBC. J:159523
Symbol Name
RhoTvrm1 rhodopsin; translational research vision model 1
RhoTvrm4 rhodopsin; translational research vision model 4
Allelic Composition Genetic Background
RhoTvrm4/Rho+ B6.Cg-RhoTvrm4/Pjn
RhoTvrm1/Rho+ C57BL/6J-RhoTvrm1

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