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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903748/hepatic-expression-of-adenovirus-36-e4orf1-improves-glycemic-control-and-promotes-glucose-metabolism-via-akt-activation
#1
Travis B McMurphy, Wei Huang, Run Xiao, Xianglan Liu, Nikhil V Dhurandhar, Lei Cao
Considering that impaired proximal insulin signaling is linked with diabetes, approaches that enhance glucose disposal independent of insulin signaling are attractive. In vitro data indicate that the E4ORF1 peptide derived from human adenovirus 36 (Ad36) interacts with cells from adipose tissue, skeletal muscle and liver to enhance glucose disposal, independent of proximal insulin signaling. Adipocyte-specific expression of Ad36E4ORF1 improved hyperglycemia in mice. To determine the hepatic interaction of Ad36E4ORF1 in enhancing glycemic control, we expressed E4ORF1 of Ad36 or adenovirus 5, or fluorescent tag alone using recombinant adeno-associated viral vector in the livers of three mouse models...
November 30, 2016: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903483/therapeutic-benefits-and-adverse-effects-of-combined-pro-angiogenic-gene-therapy-in-mouse-critical-leg-ischemia
#2
Benoît Lebas, Julien Galley, Edith Renaud-Gabardos, Françoise Pujol, Françoise Lenfant, Barbara Garmy-Susini, Xavier Chaufour, Anne-Catherine Prats
OBJECTIVE: Critical leg ischemia (CLI) represents the ultimate stage of peripheral arterial disease. Despite current surgery advances, patients with CLI have limited therapeutic options. Therapeutic angiogenesis thus appears as a powerful approach, aiming to stimulate vessel formation by angiogenic molecules administration. In this context, combined gene therapy has proved the most efficient. The present study aims to compare, in a preclinical mouse model, the therapeutic benefit of a combination of two angiogenic factors FGF2 (fibroblast growth factor 2) and Cyr61 using plasmid and viral vectors, able to generate short or long-term transgene expression in the leg, respectively...
November 26, 2016: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893183/toxic-effects-of-human-and-rodent-variants-of-alpha-synuclein-in-vivo
#3
Natalie Landeck, Kerstin Buck, Deniz Kirik
In Parkinson's disease, abnormal alpha-synuclein (asyn) accumulation leads to the formation of soluble oligomeric species thought to be toxic to cells as well as intraneuronal inclusions. To date, the precise mechanisms leading to aggregation of asyn in the brain is not well understood. Previous studies in yeast, drosophila and transgenic mice suggested that a non-A beta component depleted version of human asyn [h-asyn(D70-83)] or human beta-synuclein (h-bsyn), naturally lacking this centrally located hydrophobic region, are less prone to form aggregates in vitro and are expected to be less toxic compared to h-asyn in vivo, although not all experimental studies unequivocally support the latter view...
November 28, 2016: European Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891076/recombinant-adeno-associated-virus-serotype-6-raav6-potently-and-preferentially-transduces-rat-astrocytes-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
#4
Alexandra L Schober, Dmitriy A Gagarkin, Ying Chen, Guangping Gao, Lauren Jacobson, Alexander A Mongin
Recombinant adeno-associated virus vectors are an increasingly popular tool for gene delivery to the CNS because of their non-pathological nature, low immunogenicity, and ability to stably transduce dividing and non-dividing cells. One of the limitations of rAAVs is their preferential tropism for neuronal cells. Glial cells, specifically astrocytes, appear to be infected at low rates. To overcome this limitation, previous studies utilized rAAVs with astrocyte-specific promoters or assorted rAAV serotypes and pseudotypes with purported selectivity for astrocytes...
2016: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889607/leptin-ob-r-signaling-is-elevated-in-mice-with-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome-and-is-implicated-in-disease-pathogenesis
#5
Ting Xu, Wen Xie, Yingchun Ma, Shiliang Zhou, Lu Zhang, Jinyun Chen, Mingyuan Cai, Rurong Sun, Peirong Zhang, Shaobo Yu, Zheng Xu, Wanlan Jiang, Min Wu
Sjögren's syndrome (SjS) is a systemic autoimmune disease resulting in a severe dry mouth and dry eyes. Currently, care for patients with SjS is palliative, as no established therapeutics target the disease directly, and its pathogenetic mechanisms are uncertain. Leptin activates B cells to induce the secretion of proinflammatory and anti-inflammatory cytokines and is elevated in several autoimmune diseases. In this study, we found the expression of leptin and its receptor OB-R in mouse models of SjS are elevated both locally and systemically during SjS progression...
November 23, 2016: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874090/a-novel-process-of-viral-vector-barcoding-and-library-preparation-enables-high-diversity-library-generation-and-recombination-free-paired-end-sequencing
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Marcus Davidsson, Paula Diaz-Fernandez, Oliver D Schwich, Marcos Torroba, Gang Wang, Tomas Björklund
Detailed characterization and mapping of oligonucleotide function in vivo is generally a very time consuming effort that only allows for hypothesis driven subsampling of the full sequence to be analysed. Recent advances in deep sequencing together with highly efficient parallel oligonucleotide synthesis and cloning techniques have, however, opened up for entirely new ways to map genetic function in vivo. Here we present a novel, optimized protocol for the generation of universally applicable, barcode labelled, plasmid libraries...
November 22, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872154/genetic-determinants-of-myocardial-dysfunction
#7
REVIEW
Xianchi Li, Peiying Zhang
Heart failure (HF) is a major killer with high morbidity and mortality and nearly 37.7 million people are affected by HF globally, making this a global epidemic. HF is a complex pathophysiological syndrome in which the mechanical function of heart for pumping blood is compromised. Cardiac structural and functional abnormalities culminate in decreased cardiac output along with increased intracardiac pressures under resting or stress conditions, leading to HF. Besides the acquired risk factors, the independent role of hereditary and genetic factors in the development, progression and prognosis of HF remains to be established...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867348/better-targeting-better-efficiency-for-wide-scale-neuronal-transduction-with-the-synapsin-promoter-and-aav-php-b
#8
Kasey L Jackson, Robert D Dayton, Benjamin E Deverman, Ronald L Klein
Widespread genetic modification of cells in the central nervous system (CNS) with a viral vector has become possible and increasingly more efficient. We previously applied an AAV9 vector with the cytomegalovirus/chicken beta-actin (CBA) hybrid promoter and achieved wide-scale CNS transduction in neonatal and adult rats. However, this method transduces a variety of tissues in addition to the CNS. Thus we studied intravenous AAV9 gene transfer with a synapsin promoter to better target the neurons. We noted in systematic comparisons that the synapsin promoter drives lower level expression than does the CBA promoter...
2016: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867046/efficient-production-of-an-avian-adeno-associated-virus-vector-using-insect-cell-baculovirus-expression-system
#9
Anping Wang, Yongjuan Wang, Shuang Wu, Weiyong Zuo, Changming Guo, Weiming Hong, Shanyuan Zhu
Recombinant avian adeno-associated virus (rAAAV) is a promising gene transfer vector for avian cells. Although rAAAV can be produced by co-transfection of HEK293 cells with three plasmids, both scalability and productivity of the transient transfection method can not meet the demand for large-scale in vivo experiments. In this study, a scalable rAAAV production method was established by using insect cell/baculovirus expression system. Three recombinant baculoviruses, namely BacARep, BacAVP and BacAGFP, were generated by transfection of Sf9 cells with the three plasmids expressing AAAV Rep genes, modified VP gene or the inverted terminal repeats-flanked green fluorescent protein (GFP) gene...
November 17, 2016: Journal of Virological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866960/ethanol-seeking-behavior-is-expressed-directly-through-an-extended-amygdala-to-midbrain-neural-circuit
#10
Melanie M Pina, Christopher L Cunningham
Abstinent alcohol-dependent individuals experience an enduring sensitivity to cue-induced craving and relapse to drinking. There is considerable evidence indicating that structures within the midbrain and extended amygdala are involved in this process. Individually, the ventral tegmental area (VTA) and the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis (BNST) have been shown to modulate cue-induced ethanol-seeking behavior. It is hypothesized that cue-induced seeking is communicated through a direct projection from the BNST to VTA...
November 17, 2016: Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864463/increased-brain-hemopexin-levels-improve-outcomes-after-intracerebral-hemorrhage
#11
Jenna L Leclerc, Juan Santiago-Moreno, Alex Dang, Andrew S Lampert, Pedro E Cruz, Awilda M Rosario, Todd E Golde, Sylvain Doré
Following intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH), extracellular heme precipitates secondary brain injury, which results in irreversible brain damage and enduring neurological deficits. Hemopexin (Hpx) is an endogenous protein responsible for scavenging heme, thereby modulating its intrinsic proxidant/proinflammatory properties. Although Hpx is present in the brain, the endogenous levels are insufficient to combat the massive heme overload following ICH. We hypothesized that increasing brain Hpx levels would improve ICH outcomes...
November 18, 2016: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861149/aav-mediated-angiotensin-1-7-overexpression-inhibits-tumor-growth-of-lung-cancer-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
#12
Xinglu Chen, Sansan Chen, Nana Pei, Yingying Mao, Shengyao Wang, Renhe Yan, Na Bai, Andrew Li, Yanling Zhang, Hongyan Du, Baihong Chen, Colin Sumners, Jinlong Li, Hongwei Li
Ang-(1-7) inhibits lung cancer cell growth both in vitro and in vivo. However, the molecular mechanism of action is unclear and also the rapid degradation of Ang-(1-7) in vivo limits its clinical application. Here, we have demonstrated that Ang- (1-7) inhibits lung cancer cell growth by interrupting pre-replicative complex assembly and restrains epithelial-mesenchymal transition via Cdc6 inhibition. Furthermore, we constructed a mutant adeno-associated viral vector AAV8 (Y733F) that produced stable and high efficient Ang-(1-7) expression in a xenograft tumor model...
November 16, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859771/engineering-a-gene-silencing-viral-construct-that-targets-the-cat-hypothalamus-to-induce-permanent-sterility-an-update
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G A Dissen, K Adachi, A Lomniczi, T Chatkupt, B L Davidson, H Nakai, S R Ojeda
The intent of this contribution is to provide an update of the progress we have made towards developing a method/treatment to permanently sterilize cats. Our approach employs two complementary methodologies: RNA interference (RNAi) to silence genes involved in the central control of reproduction and a virus-based gene therapy system intended to deliver RNAi selectively to the hypothalamus (where these genes are expressed) via the systemic administration of modified viruses. We selected the hypothalamus because it contains neurons expressing Kiss1 and Tac3, two genes essential for reproduction and fertility...
November 17, 2016: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855487/transfer-of-therapeutic-genes-into-fetal-rhesus-monkeys-using-recombinant-adeno-associated-type-i-viral-vectors
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Thomas J Conlon, Cathryn S Mah, Christina A R Pacak, Mary B Rucker Henninger, Kirsten E Erger, Marda L Jorgensen, Charles C Lee, Alice F Tarantal, Barry J Byrne
Neuromuscular disorders such as Pompe disease (glycogen storage disease, type II), result in early and potentially irreversible cellular damage with a very limited opportunity for intervention in the newborn period. Pompe disease is due to deficiency in acid α-glucosidase (GAA) leading to lysosomal accumulation of glycogen in all cell types, abnormal myofibrillogenesis, respiratory insufficiency, neurological deficits, and reduced contractile function in striated muscle. Previous studies have shown that fetal delivery of recombinant adeno-associated virus (rAAV) encoding GAA to the peritoneal cavity of Gaa-/- mice resulted in high-level transduction of the diaphragm...
November 17, 2016: Human Gene Therapy. Clinical Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27835755/expression-of-hiv-1-broadly-neutralizing-antibodies-mediated-by-recombinant-adeno-associated-virus-8-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
#15
Yongjiao Yu, Lu Fu, Xiaoyu Jiang, Shanshan Guan, Ziyu Kuai, Wei Kong, Yuhua Shi, Yaming Shan
Despite unremitting efforts since the discovery of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1), an effective vaccine has not been generated. Viral vector-mediated transfer for expression of HIV-1 broadly neutralizing antibodies (BnAbs) is an attractive strategy. In this study, a recombinant adeno-associated virus 8 (rAAV8) vector was used to encode full-length antibodies against HIV-1 in 293T cells and Balb/c mice after gene transfer. The 10E8 or NIH45-46 BnAb was expressed from a single open reading frame by linking the heavy and light chains with a furin cleavage and a 2A self-processing peptide (F2A)...
November 8, 2016: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832700/systemic-correction-of-murine-glycogen-storage-disease-type-iv-by-an-aav-mediated-gene-therapy
#16
Haiqing Yi, Quan Zhang, Elizabeth D Brooks, Chunyu Yang, Beth L Thurberg, Priya S Kishnani, Baodong Sun
Deficiency of glycogen branching enzyme (GBE) causes glycogen storage disease type IV (GSD IV), which is characterized by the accumulation of a less branched, poorly soluble form of glycogen called polyglucosan (PG) in multiple tissues. We evaluate the efficacy of gene therapy with an adeno-associated viral (AAV) vector in a mouse model of adult form of GSD IV (<i>Gbe1<sup>ys/ys</sup></i>). An AAV serotype 9 (AAV9) vector containing a human GBE expression cassette (AAV-GBE) was intravenously injected into 14-day-old <i>Gbe1<sup>ys/ys</sup></i> mice at a dose of 5x10<sup>11</sup> vector genomes per mouse...
November 10, 2016: Human Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830988/cell-cycle-s-phase-markers-are-expressed-in-cerebral-neuron-nuclei-of-cats-infected-by-the-feline-panleukopenia-virus
#17
Luc Poncelet, Mutien Garigliany, Kunie Ando, Mathieu Franssen, Daniel Desmecht, Jean-Pierre Brion
The cell cycle-associated neuronal death hypothesis, which has been proposed as a common mechanism for most neurodegenerative diseases, is notably supported by evidencing cell cycle effectors in neurons. However, in naturally occurring nervous system diseases, these markers are not expressed in neuron nuclei but in cytoplasmic compartments. In other respects, the Feline Panleukopenia Virus (FPV) is able to complete its cycle in mature brain neurons in the feline species. As a parvovirus, the FPV is strictly dependent on its host cell reaching the cell cycle S phase to start its multiplication...
November 10, 2016: Cell Cycle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826043/the-interaction-between-human-papillomavirus-and-other-viruses
#18
REVIEW
J T Guidry, R S Scott
The etiological role of human papillomavirus (HPV) in anogenital tract and head and neck cancers is well established. However, only a low percentage of HPV-positive women develop cancer, indicating that HPV is necessary but not sufficient in carcinogenesis. Several biological and environmental cofactors have been implicated in the development of HPV-associated carcinoma that include immune status, hormonal changes, parity, dietary habits, tobacco usage, and co-infection with other sexually transmissible agents...
November 5, 2016: Virus Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27820943/crispr-cas9-%C3%AE-globin-gene-targeting-in-human-haematopoietic-stem-cells
#19
Daniel P Dever, Rasmus O Bak, Andreas Reinisch, Joab Camarena, Gabriel Washington, Carmencita E Nicolas, Mara Pavel-Dinu, Nivi Saxena, Alec B Wilkens, Sruthi Mantri, Nobuko Uchida, Ayal Hendel, Anupama Narla, Ravindra Majeti, Kenneth I Weinberg, Matthew H Porteus
The β-haemoglobinopathies, such as sickle cell disease and β-thalassaemia, are caused by mutations in the β-globin (HBB) gene and affect millions of people worldwide. Ex vivo gene correction in patient-derived haematopoietic stem cells followed by autologous transplantation could be used to cure β-haemoglobinopathies. Here we present a CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editing system that combines Cas9 ribonucleoproteins and adeno-associated viral vector delivery of a homologous donor to achieve homologous recombination at the HBB gene in haematopoietic stem cells...
November 7, 2016: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27817961/intramuscular-administration-of-aav-overcomes-pre-existing-neutralizing-antibodies-in-rhesus-macaques
#20
Jenny A Greig, Roberto Calcedo, Rebecca L Grant, Hui Peng, C Angelica Medina-Jaszek, Omua Ahonkhai, Qiuyue Qin, Soumitra Roy, Anna P Tretiakova, James M Wilson
The seroprevalence of neutralizing antibodies (NAbs) to adeno-associated viral (AAV) vector capsids may preclude a percentage of the population from receiving gene therapy, particularly following systemic vector administration. We hypothesized that the use of intramuscular (IM) administration of AAV vectors might circumvent this issue. IM injections were used to administer AAV8 vectors expressing either secreted or non-secreted transgenes into mice and the influence of NAbs supplied by pre-administration of pooled human IgG on transgene expression was evaluated...
December 7, 2016: Vaccine
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