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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033566/raav-mediated-overexpression-of-tgf-%C3%AE-via-vector-delivery-in-polymeric-micelles-stimulates-the-biological-and-reparative-activities-of-human-articular-chondrocytes-in-vitro-and-in-a-human-osteochondral-defect-model
#1
Ana Rey-Rico, Jagadeesh K Venkatesan, Gertrud Schmitt, Angel Concheiro, Henning Madry, Carmen Alvarez-Lorenzo, Magali Cucchiarini
Recombinant adeno-associated virus (rAAV) vectors are clinically adapted vectors to durably treat human osteoarthritis (OA). Controlled delivery of rAAV vectors via polymeric micelles was reported to enhance the temporal and spatial presentation of the vectors into their targets. Here, we tested the feasibility of delivering rAAV vectors via poly (ethylene oxide) (PEO) and poly (propylene oxide) (PPO) (poloxamer and poloxamine) polymeric micelles as a means to overexpress the therapeutic factor transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-β) in human OA chondrocytes and in experimental human osteochondral defects...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032346/fusion-of-anthopleurin-b-to-aav2-increases-specificity-of-cardiac-gene-transfer
#2
J Emanuel Finet, Xiaoping Wan, J Kevin Donahue
AAV-mediated gene therapy has become a promising therapeutic strategy for chronic diseases. Its clinical utilization, however, is limited by the potential risk of off-target effects. In this work we attempt to overcome this challenge, hypothesizing that cardiac ion channel-specific ligands could be fused onto the AAV capsid, and narrow its tropism to cardiac myocytes. We successfully fused the cardiac sodium channel (Nav1.5)-binding toxin Anthopleurin-B onto the AAV2 capsid without compromising virus integrity, and demonstrated increased specificity of cardiomyocyte attachment...
October 11, 2017: Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032169/survival-advantage-of-both-human-hepatocyte-xenografts-and-genome-edited-hepatocytes-for-treatment-of-%C3%AE-1-antitrypsin-deficiency
#3
Florie Borel, Qiushi Tang, Gwladys Gernoux, Cynthia Greer, Ziqiong Wang, Adi Barzel, Mark A Kay, Leonard D Shultz, Dale L Greiner, Terence R Flotte, Michael A Brehm, Christian Mueller
Hepatocytes represent an important target for gene therapy and editing of single-gene disorders. In α-1 antitrypsin (AAT) deficiency, one missense mutation results in impaired secretion of AAT. In most patients, lung damage occurs due to a lack of AAT-mediated protection of lung elastin from neutrophil elastase. In some patients, accumulation of misfolded PiZ mutant AAT protein triggers hepatocyte injury, leading to inflammation and cirrhosis. We hypothesized that correcting the Z mutant defect in hepatocytes would confer a selective advantage for repopulation of hepatocytes within an intact liver...
September 25, 2017: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031808/specific-disruption-of-contextual-memory-recall-by-sparse-additional-activity-in-the-dentate-gyrus
#4
Hye-Yeon Cho, Mujun Kim, Jin-Hee Han
The dentate gyrus (DG) of the hippocampus is essential for contextual and spatial memory processing. While lesion or silencing of the DG impairs contextual memory encoding and recall, overly activated DG also prevents proper memory retrieval. Abnormally elevated activity in the DG is repeatedly reported in amnesic mild cognitive impairment (aMCI) patients or aged adults. Although the correlation between memory failure and abnormally active hippocampus is clear, their causal relationship or the underlying nature of such interfering activity is not well understood...
October 12, 2017: Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026117/involvement-of-the-accumbal-osteopontin-interacting-transmembrane-protein-168-in-methamphetamine-induced-place-preference-and-hyperlocomotion-in-mice
#5
Kequan Fu, Yoshiaki Miyamoto, Kazuya Otake, Kazuyuki Sumi, Eriko Saika, Shohei Matsumura, Naoki Sato, Yuka Ueno, Seunghee Seo, Kyosuke Uno, Shin-Ichi Muramatsu, Atsumi Nitta
Chronic exposure to methamphetamine causes adaptive changes in brain, which underlie dependence symptoms. We have found that the transmembrane protein 168 (TMEM168) is overexpressed in the nucleus accumbens of mice upon repeated methamphetamine administration. Here, we firstly demonstrate the inhibitory effect of TMEM168 on methamphetamine-induced behavioral changes in mice, and attempt to elucidate the mechanism of this inhibition. We overexpressed TMEM168 in the nucleus accumbens of mice by using an adeno-associated virus vector (NAc-TMEM mice)...
October 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025729/live-cell-imaging-of-cytosolic-nadh-nad-ratio-in-hepatocytes-and-liver-slices
#6
Ricard Masia, William J McCarty, Carolina Lahmann, Jay Luther, Raymond T Chung, Martin L Yarmush, Gary Yellen
Fatty liver disease (FLD), the most common chronic liver disease in the US, may be caused by alcohol or the metabolic syndrome. Alcohol is oxidized in the cytosol of hepatocytes by alcohol dehydrogenase (ADH), which generates NADH and increases cytosolic NADH/NAD(+) ratio. The increased ratio may be important for development of FLD, but our ability to examine this question is hindered by methodological limitations. To address this, we used the genetically-encoded fluorescent sensor Peredox to obtain dynamic, real-time measurements of cytosolic NADH/NAD(+) ratio in living hepatocytes...
October 12, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024785/slow-intrathecal-injection-of-raavrh10-enhances-its-transduction-of-spinal-cord-and-therapeutic-efficacy-in-a-mutant-sod1-model-of-als
#7
Dongxiao Li, Chong Liu, Chunxing Yang, Dan Wang, Dongxia Wu, Yinkuang Qi, Qin Su, Guangping Gao, Zuoshang Xu, Yansu Guo
Mutant SOD1 causes amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) by a dominant gain of toxicity. Previous studies have demonstrated therapeutic potential of mutant SOD1-RNAi delivered by intrathecal (IT) injection of recombinant adeno-associated virus (rAAV). However, optimization of delivery is needed to overcome the high degree of variation in the transduction efficiency and therapeutic efficacy. Here, on the basis of our previously defined, efficient IT injection method, we investigated the influence of injection speed on transduction efficiency in the central nervous system (CNS)...
October 9, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023813/dual-catenin-loss-in-murine-liver-causes-tight-junctional-deregulation-and-progressive-intrahepatic-cholestasis
#8
Tirthadipa Pradhan-Sundd, Lili Zhou, Ravi Vats, An Jiang, Laura Molina, Sucha Singh, Minakshi Poddar, Jacquelyn M Russell, Donna B Stolz, Michael Oertel, Udayan Apte, Simon Watkins, Sarangarajan Ranganathan, Kari N Nejak-Bowen, Prithu Sundd, Satdarshan Pal Monga
β-Catenin, the downstream effector of the Wnt signaling, plays important roles in hepatic development, regeneration and tumorigenesis. However, its role at hepatocyte adherens junctions (AJ) is relatively poorly understood, chiefly due to spontaneous compensation by γ-catenin. Here, we simultaneously ablate β- and γ-catenin expression in mouse liver by interbreeding β-catenin-γ-catenin double-floxed mice and albumin-cre transgenic mice. Double knockout mice (DKO) show failure to thrive, impaired hepatocyte differentiation, cholemia, ductular reaction, progressive cholestasis, inflammation, fibrosis and tumorigenesis, which was associated with deregulation of tight junctions (TJ) and bile acid transporters, leading to early morbidity and mortality, a phenotype reminiscent of Progressive Familial Intrahepatic Cholestasis (PFIC)...
October 10, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021994/stereotaxic-adeno-associated-virus-injection-and-cannula-implantation-in-the-dorsal-raphe-nucleus-of-mice
#9
Patrícia A Correia, Sara Matias, Zachary F Mainen
Optogenetic methods are now widespread in neuroscience research. Here we present a detailed surgical procedure to inject adeno-associated viruses and implant optic fiber cannulas in the dorsal raphe nucleus (DRN) of living mice. Combined with transgenic mouse lines, this protocol allows specific targeting of serotonin-producing neurons in the brain. It includes fixing a mouse in a stereotaxic frame, performing a craniotomy, virus injection and fiber implantation. Animals can be later used in behavioral experiments, combined with optogenetic manipulations (Dugué et al...
September 20, 2017: Bio-protocol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020418/striatal-n-acetylaspartate-synthetase-shati-nat8l-regulates-depression-like-behaviors-via-mglur3-mediated-serotonergic-suppression-in-mice
#10
Yoshiaki Miyamoto, Noriyuki Iegaki, Kequan Fu, Yudai Ishikawa, Kazuyuki Sumi, Sota Azuma, Kyosuke Uno, Shin-Ichi Muramatsu, Atsumi Nitta
Background: Several clinical studies have suggested that N-acetylaspartate (NAA) and N-acetylaspartylglutamate (NAAG) levels in the human brain are associated with various psychiatric disorders, including major depressive disorder. We have previously identified Shati/Nat8l, an N-acetyltransferase, in the brain using an animal model of psychosis. Shati/Nat8l synthesizes NAA from L-aspartate and acetyl-coenzyme A. Further, NAA is converted into NAAG, a neurotransmitter for metabotropic glutamate receptor 3 (mGluR3)...
August 31, 2017: International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018835/-13-c-31-p-mrs-metabolic-biomarkers-of-disease-progression-and-response-to-aav-delivery-of-hgaa-in-a-mouse-model-of-pompe-disease
#11
Celine Baligand, Adrian G Todd, Brittany Lee-McMullen, Ravneet S Vohra, Barry J Byrne, Darin J Falk, Glenn A Walter
The development of therapeutic clinical trials for glycogen storage disorders, including Pompe disease, has called for non-invasive and objective biomarkers. Glycogen accumulation can be measured in vivo with (13)C MRS. However, clinical implementation remains challenging due to low signal-to-noise. On the other hand, the buildup of glycolytic intermediates may be detected with (31)P MRS. We sought to identify new biomarkers of disease progression in muscle using (13)C/(31)P MRS and (1)H HR-MAS in a mouse model of Pompe disease (Gaa(-/-))...
December 15, 2017: Molecular Therapy. Methods & Clinical Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016934/microrna-7-upregulates-death-receptor-5-and-primes-resistant-brain-tumors-to-caspase-mediated-apoptosis
#12
Deepak Bhere, Kaoru Tamura, Hiroaki Wakimoto, Sung Hugh Choi, Benjamin Purow, Jeremy Debatisse, Khalid Shah
Background: MicroRNAs (miRs) are known to play a pivotal role in tumorigenesis, controlling cell proliferation and apoptosis. In this study, we investigated the potential of miR-7 to prime resistant tumor cells to apoptosis in glioblastoma (GBM). Methods: We created constitutive and regulatable miR-7 expression vectors and utilized pharmacological inhibition of caspases and genetic loss of function to study the effect of forced expression of miR-7 on death receptor (DR) pathways in a cohort of GBM with established resistance to tumor necrosis factor apoptosis inducing ligand (TRAIL) and in patient-derived primary GBM stem cell (GSC) lines...
July 25, 2017: Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016640/effects-of-aav-mediated-knockdown-of-nnos-and-gpx-1-gene-expression-in-rat-hippocampus-after-traumatic-brain-injury
#13
Deborah R Boone, Jeanna M Leek, Michael T Falduto, Karen E O Torres, Stacy L Sell, Margaret A Parsley, Jeremy C Cowart, Tatsuo Uchida, Maria-Adelaide Micci, Douglas S DeWitt, Donald S Prough, Helen L Hellmich
Virally mediated RNA interference (RNAi) to knock down injury-induced genes could improve functional outcome after traumatic brain injury (TBI); however, little is known about the consequences of gene knockdown on downstream cell signaling pathways and how RNAi influences neurodegeneration and behavior. Here, we assessed the effects of adeno-associated virus (AAV) siRNA vectors that target two genes with opposing roles in TBI pathogenesis: the allegedly detrimental neuronal nitric oxide synthase (nNOS) and the potentially protective glutathione peroxidase 1 (GPx-1)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993710/dose-dependent-expression-of-claudin-5-is-a-modifying-factor-in-schizophrenia
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C Greene, J Kealy, M M Humphries, Y Gong, J Hou, N Hudson, L M Cassidy, R Martiniano, V Shashi, S R Hooper, G A Grant, P F Kenna, K Norris, C K Callaghan, M dN Islam, S M O'Mara, Z Najda, S G Campbell, J S Pachter, J Thomas, N M Williams, P Humphries, K C Murphy, M Campbell
Schizophrenia is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects up to 1% of the general population. Various genes show associations with schizophrenia and a very weak nominal association with the tight junction protein, claudin-5, has previously been identified. Claudin-5 is expressed in endothelial cells forming part of the blood-brain barrier (BBB). Furthermore, schizophrenia occurs in 30% of individuals with 22q11 deletion syndrome (22q11DS), a population who are haploinsufficient for the claudin-5 gene. Here, we show that a variant in the claudin-5 gene is weakly associated with schizophrenia in 22q11DS, leading to 75% less claudin-5 being expressed in endothelial cells...
October 10, 2017: Molecular Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992518/comprehensive-detection-of-viruses-in-pediatric-patients-with-acute-liver-failure-using-next-generation-sequencing
#15
Takako Suzuki, Jun-Ichi Kawada, Yusuke Okuno, Satoshi Hayano, Kazuhiro Horiba, Yuka Torii, Yoshiyuki Takahashi, Syuichiro Umetsu, Tsuyoshi Sogo, Ayano Inui, Yoshinori Ito
BACKGROUND: Pediatric acute liver failure (PALF) is a rare and severe syndrome that frequently requires liver transplantation. Viruses are one of the most frequent causes of this disease, however, pathogenic viruses are not determined in many patients. Recently next-generation sequencing (NGS) has been applied to comprehensively detect pathogens of infectious diseases of unknown etiology. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate an NGS-based approach for detecting pathogenic viruses in patients with PALF or acute hepatitis of unknown etiology...
October 3, 2017: Journal of Clinical Virology: the Official Publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28989025/aav-mediated-conversion-of-human-pluripotent-stem-cell-derived-pacemaker
#16
Patrick K W Chan, Lin Geng, Yi Gao, Wendy Keung, Ronald A Li
Malfunction of nodal pacemaker (Pm) cardiomyocytes (CMs) due to diseases or aging leads to rhythm generation disorders, necessitating electronic Pm implantation. We functionally reprogrammed human pluripotent stem cell (hPSC) derived-ventricular (V) CMs into -PmCMs via recombinant adeno-associated virus serotype 9 (rAAV9)-mediated overexpression of engineered HCN1 channel (HCN1ΔΔΔ) whose S3-S4 linker has been strategically deleted by design to promote cardiac pacemaking. rAAV9-HCN1ΔΔΔ-reprogrammed hPSC-PmCMs converted from -VCMs showed automaticity and action potential parameters typical of native nodal PmCMs...
October 6, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988711/in%C3%A2-vivo-selection-of-a-computationally-designed-schema-aav-library-yields-a-novel-variant-for-infection-of-adult-neural-stem-cells-in-the-svz
#17
David S Ojala, Sabrina Sun, Jorge L Santiago-Ortiz, Mikhail G Shapiro, Philip A Romero, David V Schaffer
Directed evolution continues to expand the capabilities of complex biomolecules for a range of applications, such as adeno-associated virus vectors for gene therapy; however, advances in library design and selection strategies are key to develop variants that overcome barriers to clinical translation. To address this need, we applied structure-guided SCHEMA recombination of the multimeric adeno-associated virus (AAV) capsid to generate a highly diversified chimeric library with minimal structural disruption...
September 8, 2017: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987423/microrna-122-regulated-by-grlh2-protects-livers-of-mice-and-patients-from-ethanol-induced-liver-disease
#18
Abhishek Satishchandran, Aditya Ambade, Sitara Rao, Ying-Chao Hsueh, Arvin Iracheta-Vellve, David Tornai, Patrick Lowe, Benedek Gyongyosi, Jia Li, Donna Catalano, Li Zhong, Karen Kodys, Jun Xie, Shashi Bala, Guangping Gao, Gyongyi Szabo
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Chronic, excessive alcohol consumption leads to alcoholic liver disease (ALD) characterized by steatosis, inflammation, and eventually cirrhosis. The hepatocyte specific microRNA 122 (MIR122) regulates hepatocyte differentiation and metabolism. We investigated whether an alcohol-induced decrease in level of MIR122 contributes to development of ALD. METHODS: We obtained liver samples from 12 patients with ALD and cirrhosis and 9 healthy individuals (controls) and analyzed them by histology and immunohistochemistry...
October 4, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28982327/comparative-study-of-adeno-associated-virus-adenovirus-baculovirus-and-lentivirus-vectors-for-gene-therapy-of-the-eyes
#19
Giedrius Kalesnykas, Emmi Kokki, Laura Alasaarela, Hanna P Lesch, Timo Tuulos, Kati Kinnunen, Hannu Uusitalo, Kari Airenne, Seppo Ylä-Herttuala
Background The eye possesses unique anatomical features that make it a valuable target for gene therapy applications. Objective The aim of the current study was to compare transduction efficiency, safety and biodistribution of four viral vectors following intravitreal injection. Method Adenovirus (AdV), adeno-associated virus (AAV), baculovirus (BV) and lentivirus (LV) vectors encoding green fluorescent protein (GFP) were injected bilaterally intravitreally into adult C57BL/6OlaHsd mice. Control mice received saline...
October 3, 2017: Current Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28977842/sirtuin-6-inhibits-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-during-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis-via-inactivating-tgf-%C3%AE-1-smad3-signaling
#20
Kunming Tian, Panpan Chen, Zhiping Liu, Shutian Si, Qian Zhang, Yong Mou, Lianyong Han, Qin Wang, Xue Zhou
Sirt6 which is implicated in the control of aging, cancer, and metabolism, has been shown to have anti-fibrosis function in heart and liver. However, whether Sirt6 inhibits idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis remains elusive. Epithelial to mesenchymal transition has been found to be involved in the pathogenesis of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. In the present study, forced expression of Sirt6 significantly abrogated TGF-β1-induced epithelial to mesenchymal transition-like phenotype and cell behaviors in A549 cells...
September 22, 2017: Oncotarget
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