Figure 2. Effect of short versus long postmortem times on RNA quality in five ocular tissues. RNA integrity number (RIN) values for
RNA isolated from donor tissues at death to preservation (DP) time ranges (short DP time <6hr or long DP time >8 h; n=8 for
each tissue). RIN values were higher with short DP times in the cornea (p<0.05) and TM (p=0.0607). There was no significant
difference in RIN values between short and long DP times for the other tissues. Abbreviations for tissues; C: cornea, TM:
trabecular meshwork, ON: optic nerve, I: iris, C/R: choroid/retinal pigment epithelium.