Figure 7. Western blot analysis of
cleaved caspase-3 in retinal PCs. Pericytes (PCs) were infected
with an adenovirus encoding the full-length human caspase-14
cDNA and green fluorescent protein (GFP) cDNA (Ad-casp14) or
encoding only the GFP as a control (Ad-GFP). There was a nearly
threefold increase in the expression of cleaved caspase-3 in
caspase-14 expressing PCs compared to the control (*p<0.05).