Typographical Corrections for
Li, Mol Vis 2002;
The typographical corrections below were made to the article on the date noted. These changes have been incorporated in the article and the details are documented here.
17 September 2002:
The results section of the abstract was corrected from the letter "I" to:
In wild-type CB6F1 mice, p53 mRNA levels are elevated within 3 h after NMDA injection. This accumulation correlates with the onset of changes in RGC nuclear morphology that precedes pyknosis, which occurs by 6 h. Mice (129/Sv) deficient for one or both alleles of p53 show no developmental change in RGC number, compared to wild-type animals (Mann-Whitney test, p=0.824), suggesting that p53 is not required for developmental programmed cell death of RGCs. In adult mice, however, p53-dependent changes in the rate of RGC death after exposure to 160 nmol of NMDA were observed. Four days after injection, p53+/+ and p53-/- mice exhibit statistically equivalent amounts of cell loss (p>0.1), while p53+/- mice have significantly attenuated cell loss (p<0.002), relative to the other groups. RGCs from NMDA-treated p53+/+ and p53-/- mice were analyzed further using immunohistochemistry to identify the cleavage products of poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP), a known substrate for caspases. Cleaved PARP was found in p53+/+ and p53+/- eyes, but not in p53-/- mice.