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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429751/preclinical-study-of-raav2-strail-pharmaceutical-efficacy-biodistribution-and-safety-in-animals
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Q Ru, W Li, X Wang, S Zhang, L Chen, Y Zhang, Y Ge, Y Zu, Y Liu, D Zheng
The recombinant sTRAIL has been in clinical trial for various human malignancies. However, the half-life time of sTRAIL is very short, which might be an important factor influencing its clinical efficacy for cancer therapy. We previously reported the recombinant adeno-associated virus (AAV)-encoding sTRAIL95-281-mediated sTRAIL expression in vivo up to 8 months and suppressed tumor growth markedly in mouse xenografts. In the present study, we further evaluated the clinical potency for cancer gene therapy and the safety in mouse and non-human primates...
April 21, 2017: Cancer Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427840/aav-id-a-rapid-and-robust-assay-for-batch-to-batch-consistency-evaluation-of-aav-preparations
#2
Simon Pacouret, Mohammed Bouzelha, Rajani Shelke, Eva Andres-Mateos, Ru Xiao, Anna Maurer, Mathieu Mevel, Heikki Turunen, Trisha Barungi, Magalie Penaud-Budloo, Frédéric Broucque, Véronique Blouin, Philippe Moullier, Eduard Ayuso, Luk H Vandenberghe
Adeno-associated virus (AAV) vectors are promising clinical candidates for therapeutic gene transfer, and a number of AAV-based drugs may emerge on the market over the coming years. To insure the consistency in efficacy and safety of any drug vial that reaches the patient, regulatory agencies require extensive characterization of the final product. Identity is a key characteristic of a therapeutic product, as it ensures its proper labeling and batch-to-batch consistency. Currently, there is no facile, fast, and robust characterization assay enabling to probe the identity of AAV products at the protein level...
April 17, 2017: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425480/efficient-cns-targeting-in-adult-mice-by-intrathecal-infusion-of-single-stranded-aav9-gfp-for-gene-therapy-of-neurological-disorders
#3
K Bey, C Ciron, L Dubreil, J Deniaud, M Ledevin, J Cristini, V Blouin, P Aubourg, M-A Colle
Adeno-associated virus (AAV) gene therapy constitutes a powerful tool for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases. While AAVs are generally administered systemically to newborns in preclinical studies of neurological disorders, in adults the maturity of the blood-brain barrier (BBB) must be considered when selecting the route of administration. Delivery of AAVs into the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) represents an attractive approach to target the central nervous system (CNS) and bypass the BBB. In this study, we investigated the efficacy of intra-CSF delivery of a single-stranded (ss) AAV9-CAG-GFP vector in adult mice via intracisternal (iCist) or intralumbar (it-Lumb) administration...
April 20, 2017: Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424578/the-crb1-complex-following-the-trail-of-crumbs-to-a-feasible-gene-therapy-strategy
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REVIEW
Peter M Quinn, Lucie P Pellissier, Jan Wijnholds
Once considered science fiction, gene therapy is rapidly becoming scientific reality, targeting a growing number of the approximately 250 genes linked to hereditary retinal disorders such as retinitis pigmentosa and Leber's congenital amaurosis. Powerful new technologies have emerged, leading to the development of humanized models for testing and screening these therapies, bringing us closer to the goal of personalized medicine. These tools include the ability to differentiate human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) to create a "retina-in-a-dish" model and the self-formed ectodermal autonomous multi-zone, which can mimic whole eye development...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424574/present-molecular-limitations-of-on-bipolar-cell-targeted-gene-therapy
#5
Michiel van Wyk, Elmar C Hulliger, Lara Girod, Andreas Ebneter, Sonja Kleinlogel
Recent studies have demonstrated the safety and efficacy of ocular gene therapy based on adeno-associated viral vectors (AAVs). Accordingly, a surge in promising new gene therapies is entering clinical trials, including the first optogenetic therapy for vision restoration. To date, optogenetic therapies for vision restoration target either the retinal ganglion cells (GCs) or presynaptic ON-bipolar cells (OBCs). Initiating light responses at the level of the OBCs has significant advantages over optogenetic activation of GCs...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424485/in-vivo-dynamics-of-aav-mediated-gene-delivery-to-sensory-neurons-of-the-trigeminal-ganglia
#6
Chung H Dang, Martine Aubert, Harshana S De Silva Feelixge, Kurt Diem, Michelle A Loprieno, Pavitra Roychoudhury, Daniel Stone, Keith R Jerome
The ability to genetically manipulate trigeminal ganglion (TG) neurons would be useful in the study of the craniofacial nervous system and latent alphaherpesvirus infections. We investigated adeno-associated virus (AAV) vectors for gene delivery to the TG after intradermal whiskerpad delivery in mice. We demonstrated that AAV vectors of serotypes 1, 7, 8, and 9 trafficked from the whiskerpad into TG neurons and expressed transgenes within cell bodies and axons of sensory neurons in all three branches of the TG...
April 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423326/rapid-molecular-profiling-of-defined-cell-types-using-viral-trap
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Alexander R Nectow, Maria V Moya, Mats I Ekstrand, Awni Mousa, Kelly L McGuire, Caroline E Sferrazza, Bianca C Field, Gabrielle S Rabinowitz, Kirsty Sawicka, Yupu Liang, Jeffrey M Friedman, Nathaniel Heintz, Eric F Schmidt
Translational profiling methodologies enable the systematic characterization of cell types in complex tissues, such as the mammalian brain, where neuronal isolation is exceptionally difficult. Here, we report a versatile strategy for profiling CNS cell types in a spatiotemporally restricted fashion by engineering a Cre-dependent adeno-associated virus expressing an EGFP-tagged ribosomal protein (AAV-FLEX-EGFPL10a) to access translating mRNAs by translating ribosome affinity purification (TRAP). We demonstrate the utility of this AAV to target a variety of genetically and anatomically defined neural populations expressing Cre recombinase and illustrate the ability of this viral TRAP (vTRAP) approach to recapitulate the molecular profiles obtained by bacTRAP in corticothalamic neurons across multiple serotypes...
April 18, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422793/engineering-antibody-like-inhibitors-to-prevent-and-treat-hiv-1-infection
#8
Matthew R Gardner, Michael Farzan
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Here we discuss recently developed HIV-1 entry inhibitors that can target multiple epitopes on the HIV-1 envelope glycoprotein (Env), with an emphasis on eCD4-Ig. Some of these inhibitors are more potent and broader than any single antibody characterized to date. We also discuss the use of recombinant adeno-associated virus (rAAV) vectors as a platform for long-term expression of these inhibitors. RECENT FINDINGS: Much of the exterior of HIV-1 Env can be targeted by broadly neutralizing antibodies (bNAbs)...
May 2017: Current Opinion in HIV and AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420695/adeno-associated-viral-9-mediated-cdk5-inhibitory-peptide-reverses-pathologic-changes-and-behavioral-deficits-in-the-alzheimer-s-disease-mouse-model
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Yong He, Suyue Pan, Miaojing Xu, Rongni He, Wei Huang, Pingping Song, Jianou Huang, Han-Ting Zhang, Yafang Hu
Cyclin-dependent kinase 5 (Cdk5), which binds to and is activated by p35, phosphorylates multiple substrates and plays an essential role in the development and function of the CNS; however, proteolytic production of p25 from p35 under stress conditions leads to the inappropriate activation of Cdk5 and contributes to hyperphosphorylation of τ and other substrates that are related to the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease. Selective inhibition of aberrant Cdk5 activity via genetic overexpression of Cdk5 inhibitory peptide (CIP) reduces pathologic changes and prevents brain atrophy and memory loss in p25-transgenic mice...
April 18, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417953/recombinant-adeno-associated-virus-mediated-rescue-of-function-in-a-mouse-model-of-dopamine-transporter-deficiency-syndrome
#10
P Illiano, C E Bass, L Fichera, L Mus, E A Budygin, T D Sotnikova, D Leo, S Espinoza, R R Gainetdinov
Dopamine Transporter Deficiency Syndrome (DTDS) is a rare autosomal recessive disorder caused by loss-of-function mutations in dopamine transporter (DAT) gene, leading to severe neurological disabilities in children and adults. DAT-Knockout (DAT-KO) mouse is currently the best animal model for this syndrome, displaying functional hyperdopaminergia and neurodegenerative phenotype leading to premature death in ~36% of the population. We used DAT-KO mouse as model for DTDS to explore the potential utility of a novel combinatorial adeno-associated viral (AAV) gene therapy by expressing DAT selectively in DA neurons and terminals, resulting in the rescue of aberrant striatal DA dynamics, reversal of characteristic phenotypic and behavioral abnormalities, and prevention of premature death...
April 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416651/aav-mediated-expression-of-anti-tau-scfvs-decreases-tau-accumulation-in-a-mouse-model-of-tauopathy
#11
Christina Ising, Gilbert Gallardo, Cheryl E G Leyns, Connie H Wong, Floy Stewart, Lauren J Koscal, Joseph Roh, Grace O Robinson, Javier Remolina Serrano, David M Holtzman
Tauopathies are characterized by the progressive accumulation of hyperphosphorylated, aggregated forms of tau. Our laboratory has previously demonstrated that passive immunization with an anti-tau antibody, HJ8.5, decreased accumulation of pathological tau in a human P301S tau-expressing transgenic (P301S-tg) mouse model of frontotemporal dementia/tauopathy. To investigate whether the Fc domain of HJ8.5 is required for the therapeutic effect, we engineered single-chain variable fragments (scFvs) derived from HJ8...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413493/tgf-%C3%AE-1-and-timp1-double-directional-raav-targeted-by-utmd-in-atherosclerotic-vulnerable-plaque
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Yijin Su, Changsong Xu, Kunyu Li, Bo Wang, Jufang Chen, Long Liu, Lizhou Lin, Qingqing Dong, Lianfang Du
In the present study, we determined whether ultrasound-targeted microbubble destruction (UTMD) combined with dual targeting of transforming growth factor (TGF)-β1 and tissue inhibitors of metalloproteinase (TIMP) 1 recombinant adeno-associated virus (rAAV) can stabilize atherosclerotic vulnerable plaques. First, we used rabbit model to detect the TGF-β1/TIMP1 virus therapy result. H&E staining was used to evaluate the tissues. The protein levels of TGF-β1 and TIMP1 were detected in rabbit models. The THP-1 cells were induced into macrophages, and transfected with TGF-β1 and TIMP1 rAAV under optimized UTMD...
April 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411016/gene-therapy-for-hemophilia
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REVIEW
Arthur W Nienhuis, Amit C Nathwani, Andrew M Davidoff
The X-linked bleeding disorder hemophilia causes frequent and exaggerated bleeding that can be life-threatening if untreated. Conventional therapy requires frequent intravenous infusions of the missing coagulation protein (factor VIII [FVIII] for hemophilia A and factor IX [FIX] for hemophilia B). However, a lasting cure through gene therapy has long been sought. After a series of successes in small and large animal models, this goal has finally been achieved in humans by in vivo gene transfer to the liver using adeno-associated viral (AAV) vectors...
April 11, 2017: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410597/the-role-of-nuclear-localization-signal-in-parvovirus-life-cycle
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REVIEW
Peng Liu, Shun Chen, Mingshu Wang, Anchun Cheng
Parvoviruses are small, non-enveloped viruses with an approximately 5.0 kb, single-stranded DNA genome. Usually, the parvovirus capsid gene contains one or more nuclear localization signals (NLSs), which are required for guiding the virus particle into the nucleus through the nuclear pore. However, several classical NLSs (cNLSs) and non-classical NLSs (ncNLSs) have been identified in non-structural genes, and the ncNLSs can also target non-structural proteins into the nucleus. In this review, we have summarized recent research findings on parvovirus NLSs...
April 14, 2017: Virology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409504/comparative-study-of-the-transfection-efficiency-of-commonly-used-viral-vectors-in-rhesus-monkey-macaca-mulatta-brains
#15
Shi-Hao Wu, Zhi-Xing Liao, Joshua D Rizak, Na Zheng, Lin-Heng Zhang, Hen Tang, Xiao-Bin He, Yang Wu, Xia-Ping He, Mei-Feng Yang, Zheng-Hui Li, Dong-Dong Qin, Xin-Tian Hu
Viral vector transfection systems are among the simplest of biological agents with the ability to transfer genes into the central nervous system. In brain research, a series of powerful and novel gene editing technologies are based on these systems. Although many viral vectors are used in rodents, their full application has been limited in non-human primates. To identify viral vectors that can stably and effectively express exogenous genes within non-human primates, eleven commonly used recombinant adeno-associated viral and lentiviral vectors, each carrying a gene to express green or red fluorescence, were injected into the parietal cortex of four rhesus monkeys...
March 18, 2017: Zoological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408179/5-year-expression-and-neutrophil-defect-repair-after-gene-therapy-in-alpha-1-antitrypsin-deficiency
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Christian Mueller, Gwladys Gernoux, Alisha M Gruntman, Florie Borel, Emer P Reeves, Roberto Calcedo, Farshid N Rouhani, Anthony Yachnis, Margaret Humphries, Martha Campbell-Thompson, Louis Messina, Jeffrey D Chulay, Bruce Trapnell, James M Wilson, Noel G McElvaney, Terence R Flotte
Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency is a monogenic disorder resulting in emphysema due principally to the unopposed effects of neutrophil elastase. We previously reported achieving plasma wild-type alpha-1 antitrypsin concentrations at 2.5%-3.8% of the purported therapeutic level at 1 year after a single intramuscular administration of recombinant adeno-associated virus serotype 1 alpha-1 antitrypsin vector in alpha-1 antitrypsin deficient patients. We analyzed blood and muscle for alpha-1 antitrypsin expression and immune cell response...
April 10, 2017: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404768/dj-1-overexpression-restores-ischaemic-post-conditioning-mediated-cardioprotection-in-diabetic-rats-%C3%AF-role-of-autophagy
#17
Bin Zhou, Shaoqing Lei, Rui Xue, Yan Leng, Zhengyuan Xia, Zhong-Yuan Xia
IPO (Ischaemic post-conditioning) is a promising method of alleviating myocardial IR (ischaemia -reperfusion) injury; however, IPO-mediated cardioprotection is lost in diabetic hearts via mechanisms that remain largely unclear. We hypothesized that decreased cardiac expression of DJ-1, a positive modulator of autophagy, compromises the effectiveness of IPO-induced cardioprotection in diabetic rats. Diabetic rats subjected to myocardial IR (30 min of coronary artery occlusion followed by 120 min of reperfusion) exhibited more severe myocardial injury, less cardiac autophagy, lower DJ-1 expression and AMPK (adenosine monophosphate-activated protein kinase)/mTOR (mammalian target of rapamycin) pathway activity than non-diabetic rats...
April 12, 2017: Clinical Science (1979-)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400445/microrna-23a-and-microrna-27a-mimic-exercise-by-ameliorating-ckd-induced-muscle-atrophy
#18
Bin Wang, Cong Zhang, Aiqing Zhang, Hui Cai, S Russ Price, Xiaonan H Wang
Muscle atrophy is a frequent complication of CKD, and exercise can attenuate the process. This study investigated the role of microRNA-23a (miR-23a) and miR-27a in the regulation of muscle mass in mice with CKD. These miRs are located in a gene cluster that is regulated by the transcription factor NFAT. CKD mice expressed less miR-23a in muscle than controls, and resistance exercise (muscle overload) increased the levels of miR-23a and miR-27a in CKD mice. Injection of an adeno-associated virus encoding the miR-23a/27a/24-2 precursor RNA into the tibialis anterior muscles of normal and CKD mice led to increases in mature miR-23a and miR-27a but not miR-24-2 in the muscles of both cohorts...
April 11, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398363/-gene-therapy-in-heart-failure-the-unexpected-results-from-the-cupid-2-trial
#19
Marta Gigli, Gianfranco Sinagra, Luisa Mestroni
Heart failure is still a major cause of morbidity and mortality in Europe and North America. In the last three decades, gene therapy emerged as a target in the molecular mechanisms implicated in heart failure encouraging preclinical gene therapy studies in small and large animal models. Prior studies documented a decreased expression of sarcoplasmic reticulum Ca2+-ATPase protein (SERCA2a), a major cardiac calcium cycling protein, in heart failure. These results paved the way to preliminary studies based on gene transfer strategies of SERCA2a...
February 2017: Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398005/nanotherapy-for-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy
#20
REVIEW
Michael E Nance, Chady H Hakim, N Nora Yang, Dongsheng Duan
Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a lethal X-linked childhood muscle wasting disease caused by mutations in the dystrophin gene. Nanobiotechnology-based therapies (such as synthetic nanoparticles and naturally existing viral and nonviral nanoparticles) hold great promise to replace and repair the mutated dystrophin gene and significantly change the disease course. While a majority of DMD nanotherapies are still in early preclinical development, several [such as adeno-associated virus (AAV)-mediated systemic micro-dystrophin gene therapy] are advancing for phase I clinical trials...
April 11, 2017: Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews. Nanomedicine and Nanobiotechnology
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