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Table 2 Average thickness of retinal layers

From: Clinical, electroretinographic and histomorphometric evaluation of the retina in sheep with natural scrapie

Layer Central retina Paracentral retina Peripheral retina
  Control Scrapie Control Scrapie Control Scrapie
Photoreceptor segments 13.5 ± 1.1 17.0 ± 4.3*** 13.8 ± 0.7 18.3 ± 3.6*** 14.6 ± 1.9 18.2 ± 3.1***
Outer nuclear 28.6 ± 1.7 24.0 ± 6.0* 27.2 ± 0.9 24.4 ± 3.6* 24.4 ± 1.6 24.3 ± 3.9
Outer plexiform 7.2 ± 0.5 5.9 ± 1.7* 7.8 ± 0.7 7.5 ± 2.7** 8.4 ± 1.2 7.9 ± 3.0*
Inner nuclear 20.7 ± 1.5 17.1 ± 3.1** 19.7 ± 1.3 17.1 ± 2.8* 19.9 ± 1.6 17.6 ± 2.9***
Inner plexiform 30.0 ± 3.1 32.9 ± 6.5 33.5 ± 2.0 32.7 ± 4.6 32.5 ± 2.3 31.9 ± 5.6
  1. Thickness of the retinal layers (in pixels) in unaffected control and naturally scrapie-affected sheep. Data are expressed as mean ± SD. Level of significance *P < 0.05, **P < 0.01, ***P < 0.001.