Figure 5. Comparison of retina development between the IRBP KO and WT mice at P5. At P5, the transition from a ventricular zone into
the distinctive outer nuclear layer (OPL), outer plexiform layer (OPL), and inner nuclear layer (INL) has taken place in the
knockout (KO) mice but lagged in the wild-type (WT) mouse. The OPL (indicated by an arrow) is more distinct and continuous
in the interphotoreceptor retinoid-binding protein (IRBP) KO mouse (B) than in the WT mouse (A) at P5. The potential implications of a better established OPL are lacking IRBP, the retina develops faster, and IRBP normally
slows photoreceptors from connecting to horizontal cells and bipolar cells.