Membrane attack complex (MAC) deposition in dystrophic axons during early glaucoma in D2.
optic nerves. (A-C) As expected, no MAC deposition was seen in D2 optic nerve axons at 10.5 months of age. (D-F) However, MAC deposition (as judged by the presence of anti-C5b-9) was found in the optic nerve head from D2.C5
B6 mice with no or early (NOE) glaucoma. (G-I) High magnification views from D-F, showing some dystrophic neurites were labeled by anti-C5b-9, indicating deposition of MAC in these degenerative structures (arrows). Scale bar = 20 μm.