Direct in vivo gene transfer to airway epithelium employing adenovirus-polylysine-DNA complexes

Gao, L., Wagner, E., Cotten, M. , Agarwal, S., Harris, C., Rømer, M., Miller, L., Hu, P.-C. and Curiel, D. (1993) Direct in vivo gene transfer to airway epithelium employing adenovirus-polylysine-DNA complexes. Human Gene Therapy, 4(1), pp. 17-24. (doi:10.1089/hum.1993.4.1-17) (PMID:8461380)

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Abstract

Adenovirus-polylysine-DNA complexes were evaluated for their capacity to accomplish direct in vivo gene transfer to airway epithelium employing a rodent model. Binary complexes containing transferrin or adenovirus, or combination complexes containing both transferrin and adenovirus, were evaluated. The highest in vitro gene transfer efficiency in primary cultures of airway epithelial cells was accomplished by the combination complexes. This result was paralleled in vivo. Transient gene expression of up to 1 week was observed with localization of the transduced cells to the region of the small airways. These results establish the feasibility of this type of approach for gene therapy applications.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Cotten, Professor Matthew
Authors: Gao, L., Wagner, E., Cotten, M., Agarwal, S., Harris, C., Rømer, M., Miller, L., Hu, P.-C., and Curiel, D.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Infection Immunity and Inflammation
Journal Name:Human Gene Therapy
Publisher:Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.
ISSN:1043-0342
ISSN (Online):1557-7422

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