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The comet assay applied to cells of the eye

Autores: Azqueta Oscoz, Amaya; Runden-Pran, E.; Elje, E.; Nicolaissen, B.; Berg, K. H.; Smeringaiova, I.; Jirsova, K.; Collins, A. R. (Autor de correspondencia)
Título de la revista: MUTAGENESIS
ISSN: 0267-8357
Volumen: 33
Número: 1
Páginas: 21 - 24
Fecha de publicación: 2018
The human eye is relatively unexplored as a source of cells for investigating DNA damage. There have been some clinical studies, using cells from surgically removed tissues, and altered DNA bases as well as strand breaks have been measured using the comet assay. Tissues examined include corneal epithelium and endothelium, lens capsule, iris and retinal pigment epithelium. For the purpose of biomonitoring for exposure to potential mutagens in the environment, the eye-relatively unprotected as it is compared with the skin-would be a valuable object for study; non-invasive techniques exist to collect lachrymal duct cells from tears, or cells from the ocular surface by impression cytology, and these methods should be further developed and validated.