Figure 6. Histograms show the levels of matrix metalloproteinases (MMP)-10 and integrin α3 subunit mRNA isolated from the corneas of
rats fed normal chow (lane 1) or 50% galactose in the absence (lane 2) or presence (lane 3) of aldose reductase inhibitor
analyzed by real-time reverse transcriptase-PCR. MMP-10 mRNA levels were elevated by exposure to high levels of galactose,
while mRNA expression levels of integrin α3 subunits were unaffected. The values are mean±standard error of the mean; *p<0.05.