The authors regret an error was made in the generation of Fig. 7A. The image showing MMP-9 staining (red signal) for the 5 mmol/L glucose condition was not correct. The corrected figure is shown below and demonstrates an increased localization of MMP-9 in the mitochondria under the 20 mmol/L glucose condition compared with cells placed in 5 mmol/L glucose. This finding is supported by increased MMP-9 activity in the mitochondria of retinal endothelial cells in 20 mmol/L glucose (Fig. 7B and C), and in the retina of diabetic mice (Fig. 2A and B) and of human donors with diabetic retinopathy (Fig. 6A).

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