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      Avaliação do possível efeito tóxico de um alcano semifluorinado de uso oftalmológico sobre cultura de células Vero Translated title: Assessment of the possible toxic effect of a semifluorinated alkane on Vero cell culture

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          OBJETIVOS: Perfluorocarbonos líquidos (PFCLs) são usados em cirurgias oftalmológicas de vítreo-retina. Os PFCLs podem causar reações inflamatórias, danos celulares e destruição da arquitetura normal da retina. Na tentativa de se evitar estes efeitos, foram desenvolvidos os alcanos semifluorinados (ASF). Este trabalho avaliou o uso potencial de um ASF, o perfluorohexiloctano (F6H8), como substituto do vítreo de longo prazo em condições controladas por meio de cultura celular. MÉTODOS: Foi feita análise da citotoxicidade indireta, na qual as células entram em contato apenas com elementos solúveis que pudessem ser eliminados pelo perfluorohexiloctano. Avaliou-se então a toxicidade direta, ou seja, a toxicidade mediada pelo contato, do perfluorohexiloctano por meio de microscopia eletrônica de varredura e a imunocitoquímica para a actina. Utilizou-se como controle, células em meio de cultura livre de qualquer tratamento, um controle positivo para toxicidade, que apresenta comprovado efeito tóxico às células, e um controle de peso que exercesse compressão mecânica similar à quantidade de perfluorohexiloctano utilizada no experimento. RESULTADO: Observou-se que o referido produto não apresenta toxicidade indireta. Os ensaios de toxicidade direta mostraram que as alterações celulares promovidas pelo perfluorohexiloctano eram similares àquelas exercidas pelo controle de peso e distintas do controle de toxicidade. CONCLUSÕES: O perfluorohexiloctano não apresenta toxicidade indireta e tem efeito mais compressivo do que tóxico sobre as células em cultura.

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          PURPOSE: Perfluorocarbon liquids (PFCLs) are used in vitreoretinal surgery. PFCLs may cause inflammatory reactions, cellular injury and destruction of the normal retinal architecture. In order to avoid these effects, semifluorinated alkanes (SFA) were developed. We assessed the potential use of an SFA known as perfluorohexiloctano (F6H8) as long-term vitreous replacement under controlled cell culture conditions. METHODS: We analyzed indirect cytotoxicity, where the cells only come into contact with soluble elements that can be eliminated by perfluorohexiloctano. We therefore analyzed direct toxicity (contact toxicity) of perfluorohexiloctano by means of scanning electronic microscopy and immunocytochemistry reagents for actin. Cells embedded in a treatment-free culture medium were used as control, a positive control for toxicity with an undeniably toxic effect on cells, and a weight control that produced a mechanical compression similar to the amount of perfluorohexiloctano used in the experiment. RESULTS: The indirect cytotoxicity test showed that F6H8 did not affect cell growth. Our direct toxicity tests showed that cellular alterations caused by perfluorohexiloctano were similar to those produced by the weight control and different from toxicity control. CONCLUSION: Perfluorohexiloctano does not present indirect toxicity and this product has a compressive rather than a toxic effect on cultured cells.

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                Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia
                Arq. Bras. Oftalmol.
                Conselho Brasileiro de Oftalmologia (São Paulo )
                1678-2925
                December 2004
                : 67
                : 6
                : 905-910
                Affiliations
                [1 ] Universidade de Passo Fundo
                [2 ] Universidade Estadual de Campinas Brazil
                [3 ] Centro Regional Universitário de Espírito Santo do Pinhal Brazil
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                S0004-27492004000600012
                10.1590/S0004-27492004000600012
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                OPHTHALMOLOGY

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