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Effect of perfluorohexane on the expression of cellular adhesion molecules and surfactant protein A in human mesothelial cells in vitro.

Artificial cells, blood substitutes, and immobilization biotechnology (2011-01-26)
Dirk Haufe, Klaus G Dahmen, Oliver Tiebel, Matthias Hübler, Thea Koch
ABSTRACT

The intraperitoneal instillation of perfluorocarbons augmented systemic oxygenation and was protective in mesenteric ischemia-reperfusion and experimental lung injury. To study biocompatibility and potential anti-inflammatory effects of intraperitoneal perfluorocarbons, we evaluated the influence of perfluorohexane and/or inflammatory stimuli on human mesothelial cells in vitro. Perfluorohexane exposure neither impaired cell viability nor induced cellular activation. TNFα enhanced ICAM-1 expression, which was not attenuated by simultaneous perfluorohexane treatment. Concentration of intracellular surfactant protein A tended to be higher in perfluorohexane treated cells compared to controls. Our in vitro data add further evidence that intraperitoneal perfluorocarbon application is feasible without adverse local effects.

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Sigma-Aldrich
Tetradecafluorohexane, A mixture of perfluorinated hexanes, 95%
Sigma-Aldrich
Tetradecafluorohexane, 99%