Figure 2. Vesicular glutamate transporter
3 amacrine cell synapses that are undetectable in DBA/2J retinas.
Representative globe cross-sections immunostained with vesicular
glutamate transporter 3 (VGLUT3) antibody show VGLUT3 expression in the
retinal inner plexiform layer. Immunostaining shows VGLUT3 (red)
expression in the control C57BL/6J (C), and BALB/c (D)
retinas, while young nonglaucomatous DBA/2J (A) or old
glaucomatous DBA/2J (B) VGLUT3 expression levels are
undetectable. Nuclear DAPI staining (blue) is also shown. Merge
represents the combination of Blue and Red channels. Expression was
assessed in animals ranging from postnatal day 8 to 21 months of age.
Immunostaining of DBA/2J (E) and C57BL/6J (F) tissue
shows VGLUT3 (red) expression in the brain of both animal strains.