TABLE 1

Clinical characteristics of eye donors

SampleAge (years)SexDiabetes duration (years)Retinal pathologyCause of death
162MNoneProstate CA
253MNoneColon CA
378FNoneCVA
436MNoneMVC
546MNoneACI
667F8No known retinopathyCHF
750M8No known retinopathyCardiac arrest
874F20No known retinopathyOther
955M1No known retinopathyCardiac arrest
  • Postmortem human retinas were homogenized and used for Western blot, slot blot, and immunoprecipitation analysis. ACI, acute coronary insufficiency; CA, cancer; CHF, congestive heart failure; CVA, cerebrovascular accident; MVC, motor vehicle collision.