Figure 8. Measurement of retina outer
nuclear layer (ONL) thickness from rats fed for eight weeks with
control and caffeic acid phenethyl ester (CAPE) diet. The ONL
thickness measured in μM at each defined area from the superior
to the inferior through the optic nerve. There is no significant
difference between the ONL thickness of the caffeic acid
phenethyl ester (CAPE)-fed retina and the control-fed retina
either from cyclic dim light (DL) or from cyclic bright light
(BL) (n=12/group; p>0.05, with the Student t test).
However, bright light rearing reduced the ONL thickness
significantly from dim light rearing. Cont+DL: control diet
under cyclic dim light; CAPE+DL: CAPE diet under cyclic dim
light; Cont+BL: control diet under cyclic bright light; CAPE+BL:
CAPE diet under cyclic bright light.