RRC ID 44025
Author Liang H, Baudouin C, Daull P, Garrigue JS, Buggage R, Brignole-Baudouin F.
Title In vitro and in vivo evaluation of a preservative-free cationic emulsion of latanoprost in corneal wound healing models.
Journal Cornea
Abstract PURPOSE:Cationic emulsions (CEs), developed as vehicles for lipophilic drugs, have been shown to be safe and effective for the treatment of dry eye. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of a preservative-free latanoprost 0.005% CE (latanoprost-CE) in in vitro and in vivo models of corneal wound healing.
METHODS:An in vitro wound was made by scraping through a confluent layer of human corneal epithelial cells. Cytotoxicity, cell migration, and proliferation were analyzed after an exposure to phosphate-buffered saline, CE, latanoprost-CE, 0.02% benzalkonium chloride (0.02%BAK), and Xalatan (latanoprost). In vivo, the recovery and integrity of corneal wound healing were assessed in rat eyes instilled twice a day for 5 days with the above treatments after deepithelialization of the superior cornea.
RESULTS:In vitro wound distances decreased at 2 and 24 hours for human corneal epithelial cells exposed to CE, latanoprost-CE, and phosphate-buffered saline, whereas they progressively increased for 0.02%BAK-treated and latanoprost-treated cells. The greater wound closure was associated with a higher number of Ki67-positive cells. In CE- and latanoprost-CE-treated rats, reepithelialization of the cornea was enhanced, restoring normal appearance and function. In contrast, 0.02%BAK or latanoprost delayed corneal healing, induced inflammation, and decreased MUC5-AC expression.
CONCLUSIONS:Both models effectively evaluated the cytotoxicity and dynamic recovery of corneal wound healing, and their correlation supports the potential of the in vitro model as a reliable alternative to in vivo ocular toxicity tests. Both models demonstrated that in the face of corneal injury, CEs favored corneal healing, whereas BAK was deleterious.
Volume 31(11)
Pages 1319-29
Published 2012-11
DOI 10.1097/ICO.0b013e318255a7f8
PMID 22929154
MeSH Animals Antihypertensive Agents / toxicity* Benzalkonium Compounds / toxicity Cell Proliferation / drug effects Cells, Cultured Conjunctiva / drug effects Conjunctiva / metabolism Cornea / drug effects Cornea / metabolism Corneal Injuries* Disease Models, Animal* Drug Evaluation, Preclinical Emulsions Epithelium, Corneal / drug effects Epithelium, Corneal / metabolism Eye Injuries / drug therapy* Eye Injuries / metabolism Eye Injuries / pathology Humans Ki-67 Antigen / metabolism Latanoprost Male Microscopy, Confocal Mucin 5AC / metabolism Preservatives, Pharmaceutical / toxicity* Prostaglandins F, Synthetic / toxicity* Rats Wound Healing / drug effects*
IF 2.464
Times Cited 10
Human and Animal Cells