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Nat Commun ; 12(1): 278, 2021 01 12.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33436636

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Cortical disinhibition is a common feature of several neuropsychiatric diseases such as schizophrenia, autism and intellectual disabilities. However, the underlying mechanisms are not fully understood. To mimic increased expression of Nrg1, a schizophrenia susceptibility gene in GABAergic interneurons from patients with schizophrenia, we generated gtoNrg1 mice with overexpression of Nrg1 in GABAergic interneurons. gtoNrg1 mice showed cortical disinhibition at the cellular, synaptic, neural network and behavioral levels. We revealed that the intracellular domain of NRG1 interacts with the cytoplasmic loop 1 of Nav1.1, a sodium channel critical for the excitability of GABAergic interneurons, and inhibits Nav currents. Intriguingly, activation of GABAergic interneurons or restoring NRG1 expression in adulthood could rescue the hyperactivity and impaired social novelty in gtoNrg1 mice. These results identify mechanisms underlying cortical disinhibition related to schizophrenia and raise the possibility that restoration of NRG1 signaling and GABAergic function is beneficial in certain neuropsychiatric disorders.


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Interneurônios/metabolismo , Inibição Neural , Neuregulina-1/metabolismo , Córtex Pré-Frontal/metabolismo , Ácido gama-Aminobutírico/metabolismo , Potenciais de Ação , Animais , Comportamento Animal , Dependovirus/metabolismo , Genótipo , Ativação do Canal Iônico , Masculino , Camundongos Transgênicos , Rede Nervosa/metabolismo , Neuregulina-1/genética , RNA Mensageiro/genética , RNA Mensageiro/metabolismo , Esquizofrenia/genética , Esquizofrenia/fisiopatologia , Canais de Sódio/metabolismo
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Nat Commun ; 12(1): 84, 2021 01 04.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33398012

RESUMO

The disruption in blood supply due to myocardial infarction is a critical determinant for infarct size and subsequent deterioration in function. The identification of factors that enhance cardiac repair by the restoration of the vascular network is, therefore, of great significance. Here, we show that the transcription factor Zinc finger E-box-binding homeobox 2 (ZEB2) is increased in stressed cardiomyocytes and induces a cardioprotective cross-talk between cardiomyocytes and endothelial cells to enhance angiogenesis after ischemia. Single-cell sequencing indicates ZEB2 to be enriched in injured cardiomyocytes. Cardiomyocyte-specific deletion of ZEB2 results in impaired cardiac contractility and infarct healing post-myocardial infarction (post-MI), while cardiomyocyte-specific ZEB2 overexpression improves cardiomyocyte survival and cardiac function. We identified Thymosin ß4 (TMSB4) and Prothymosin α (PTMA) as main paracrine factors released from cardiomyocytes to stimulate angiogenesis by enhancing endothelial cell migration, and whose regulation is validated in our in vivo models. Therapeutic delivery of ZEB2 to cardiomyocytes in the infarcted heart induces the expression of TMSB4 and PTMA, which enhances angiogenesis and prevents cardiac dysfunction. These findings reveal ZEB2 as a beneficial factor during ischemic injury, which may hold promise for the identification of new therapies.


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Isquemia/patologia , Miócitos Cardíacos/metabolismo , Neovascularização Fisiológica , Homeobox 2 de Ligação a E-box com Dedos de Zinco/metabolismo , Animais , Movimento Celular/genética , Proliferação de Células/genética , Dependovirus/metabolismo , Regulação da Expressão Gênica , Humanos , Isquemia/genética , Camundongos Knockout , Modelos Biológicos , Infarto do Miocárdio/genética , Infarto do Miocárdio/patologia , Miócitos Cardíacos/patologia , Neovascularização Fisiológica/genética , Precursores de Proteínas/genética , Precursores de Proteínas/metabolismo , RNA Mensageiro/genética , RNA Mensageiro/metabolismo , Timosina/análogos & derivados , Timosina/genética , Timosina/metabolismo , Homeobox 2 de Ligação a E-box com Dedos de Zinco/genética
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 5432, 2020 10 28.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33116134

RESUMO

Adeno-associated virus (AAV) forms the basis for several commercial gene therapy products and for countless gene transfer vectors derived from natural or synthetic viral isolates that are under intense preclinical evaluation. Here, we report a versatile pipeline that enables the direct side-by-side comparison of pre-selected AAV capsids in high-throughput and in the same animal, by combining DNA/RNA barcoding with multiplexed next-generation sequencing. For validation, we create three independent libraries comprising 183 different AAV variants including widely used benchmarks and screened them in all major tissues in adult mice. Thereby, we discover a peptide-displaying AAV9 mutant called AAVMYO that exhibits superior efficiency and specificity in the musculature including skeletal muscle, heart and diaphragm following peripheral delivery, and that holds great potential for muscle gene therapy. Our comprehensive methodology is compatible with any capsids, targets and species, and will thus facilitate and accelerate the stratification of optimal AAV vectors for human gene therapy.


Assuntos
Proteínas do Capsídeo/genética , Dependovirus/genética , Vetores Genéticos , Músculos/metabolismo , Músculos/virologia , Animais , Capsídeo , Código de Barras de DNA Taxonômico , Feminino , Biblioteca Gênica , Terapia Genética/métodos , Variação Genética , Sequenciamento de Nucleotídeos em Larga Escala , Humanos , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Mutação , Especificidade de Órgãos
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Stem Cell Res Ther ; 11(1): 448, 2020 10 23.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33097094

RESUMO

Gene therapy is being investigated for a range of serious lung diseases, such as cystic fibrosis and emphysema. Recombinant adeno-associated virus (rAAV) is a well-established, safe, viral vector for gene delivery with multiple naturally occurring and artificial serotypes available displaying alternate cell, tissue, and species-specific tropisms. Efficient AAV serotypes for the transduction of the conducting airways have been identified for several species; however, efficient serotypes for human lung parenchyma have not yet been identified. Here, we screened the ability of multiple AAV serotypes to transduce lung bud organoids (LBOs)-a model of human lung parenchyma generated from human embryonic stem cells. Microinjection of LBOs allowed us to model transduction from the luminal surface, similar to dosing via vector inhalation. We identified the naturally occurring rAAV2 and rAAV6 serotypes, along with synthetic rAAV6 variants, as having tropism for the human lung parenchyma. Positive staining of LBOs for surfactant proteins B and C confirmed distal lung identity and suggested the suitability of these vectors for the transduction of alveolar type II cells. Our findings establish LBOs as a new model for pulmonary gene therapy and stress the relevance of LBOs as a viral infection model of the lung parenchyma as relevant in SARS-CoV-2 research.


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Dependovirus/genética , Terapia Genética/métodos , Células-Tronco Embrionárias Humanas/citologia , Pneumopatias/terapia , Organoides/citologia , Linhagem Celular , Dependovirus/imunologia , Técnicas de Transferência de Genes , Vetores Genéticos/genética , Humanos , Pulmão/metabolismo , Modelos Biológicos , Tecido Parenquimatoso/citologia
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Beijing Da Xue Xue Bao Yi Xue Ban ; 52(5): 845-850, 2020 Oct 18.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33047717

RESUMO

OBJECTIVE: To investigate the expression efficiency of exogenous gene mediated by different serotypes of adeno-associated virus (AAV) vectors in retina, and to compare the expression efficiency of AAV vector and two kinds of promoters commonly used in ophthalmology after transfection into mouse retina, so as to provide the basis for selecting appropriate AAV vector and promoter for gene therapy of retinitis pigmentosa. METHODS: AAV2/2, AAV2/5, AAV2/8 and AAV2/9 were prepared. The C57BL/6J mice were injected subretinally with 1 µL purified AAV vectors (1.00×1013 mg/L). Then the mice were killed 2 or 4 weeks after treatment, and the eyes were enucleated for frozen section. The expression of green fluorescent protein (GFP) was observed under the confocal microscope. Two kinds of promoters, CMV and CAG, were selectd, and the expression of AAV2/8-GFP-CMV and AAV2/8-GFP-CAG was observed under confocal microscope. RESULTS: No bacterial infection or immune response were seen in the injected mice. 2 weeks after injection, the GFP green fluorescence of AAV2/8 and AAV2/9 in the mouse retina was obvious, which indicated that the GFP green fluorescence of AAV2/8 and AAV2/9 was high after transfection into the mouse retina. In these two serotypes, GFP green fluorescence of AAV2/8 was mainly concentrated in photoreceptor cells while AAV2/8 was expressed in the whole retina, indicating that AAV2/8 was more specific to photoreceptors. Further experiments on AAV2/8 showed that the GFP green fluorescence of the mouse retina was obvious 4 weeks after injection, indicating that the exogenous gene mediated by AAV2/8 could be stably expressed in vivo. For CMV and CAG promoters, CMV promoter was expressed stronger in retinal pigment epithelium (RPE)cells, while CAG promoter was stronger in photorecepters. In photorecepters, CAG promoter was expressed almost the same as CMV promoter, while CMV promoter was stronger in RPE cells. CONCLUSION: AAV vectors could express transgene robustly in retinal cells; Among several AAV serotypes, AAV2/2 and AAV2/5 showed weaker GFP fluorescence than AAV2/8 and AAV2/9. AAV2/9 showed expression in each layer of the retina including ganglion cells. AAV2/8 was more specific for photoreceptor; CAG promoters had higher specificity for photoreceptors than CMV promoters.


Assuntos
Dependovirus , Vetores Genéticos , Animais , Dependovirus/genética , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Retina , Sorogrupo , Transdução Genética
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J Vis Exp ; (163)2020 09 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32986023

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Parkinson's disease (PD) is a devastating neurodegenerative disorder caused by the degeneration of dopaminergic (DA) neurons. Excessive Ca2+ influx due to the abnormal activation of glutamate receptors results in DA excitotoxicity and has been identified as an important mechanism for DA neuron loss. In this study, we isolate, dissociate, and culture midbrain neurons from the mouse ventral mesencephalon (VM) of ED14 mouse embryos. We then infect the long-term primary mouse midbrain cultures with an adeno-associated virus (AAV) expressing a genetically encoded calcium indicator, GCaMP6f under control of the human neuron-specific synapsin promoter, hSyn. Using live confocal imaging, we show that cultured mouse midbrain neurons display spontaneous Ca2+ fluxes detected by AAV-hSyn-GCaMP6f. Bath application of glutamate to midbrain cultures causes abnormal elevations in intracellular Ca2+ within neurons and this is accompanied by caspase-3 activation in DA neurons, as demonstrated by immunostaining. The techniques to identify glutamate-mediated apoptosis in primary mouse DA neurons have important applications for the high content screening of drugs that preserve DA neuron health.


Assuntos
Sinalização do Cálcio , Cálcio/metabolismo , Neurônios Dopaminérgicos/citologia , Mesencéfalo/citologia , Animais , Caspase 3/metabolismo , Células Cultivadas , Dependovirus/genética , Neurônios Dopaminérgicos/efeitos dos fármacos , Embrião de Mamíferos/citologia , Vetores Genéticos/metabolismo , Glutamatos/farmacologia , Processamento de Imagem Assistida por Computador , Camundongos , Quinoxalinas/farmacologia , Receptores de AMPA/metabolismo , Tirosina 3-Mono-Oxigenase/metabolismo
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J Vis Exp ; (163)2020 09 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32986031

RESUMO

Optogenetic modulation of neuron sub-populations in the brain has allowed researchers to dissect neural circuits in vivo and ex vivo. This provides a premise for determining the role of neuron types within a neural circuit, and their significance in information encoding relative to learning. Likewise, the method can be used to test the physiological significance of two or more connected brain regions in awake and anesthetized animals. The current study demonstrates how VTA glutamate neurons modulate the firing rate of putative pyramidal neurons in the CA1 (hippocampus) of anesthetized mice. This protocol employs adeno-associated virus (AAV)-dependent labeling of VTA glutamate neurons for the tracing of VTA presynaptic glutamate terminals in the layers of the hippocampus. Expression of light-controlled opsin (channelrhodopsin; hChR2) and fluorescence protein (eYFP) harbored by the AAV vector permitted anterograde tracing of VTA glutamate terminals, and photostimulation of VTA glutamate neuron cell bodies (in the VTA). High-impedance acute silicon electrodes were positioned in the CA1 to detect multi-unit and single-unit responses to VTA photostimulation in vivo. The results of this study demonstrate the layer-dependent distribution of presynaptic VTA glutamate terminals in the hippocampus (CA1, CA3, and DG). Also, the photostimulation of VTA glutamate neurons increased the firing and burst rate of putative CA1 pyramidal units in vivo.


Assuntos
Ácido Glutâmico/metabolismo , Hipocampo/fisiologia , Terminações Pré-Sinápticas/fisiologia , Área Tegmentar Ventral/anatomia & histologia , Área Tegmentar Ventral/fisiologia , Potenciais de Ação , Amplificadores Eletrônicos , Animais , Dependovirus/metabolismo , Fluorescência , Imageamento Tridimensional , Masculino , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Neurônios/fisiologia , Fibras Ópticas , Optogenética
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4524, 2020 09 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32913280

RESUMO

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a leading global cause of death and disability. Here we demonstrate in an experimental mouse model of TBI that mild forms of brain trauma cause severe deficits in meningeal lymphatic drainage that begin within hours and last out to at least one month post-injury. To investigate a mechanism underlying impaired lymphatic function in TBI, we examined how increased intracranial pressure (ICP) influences the meningeal lymphatics. We demonstrate that increased ICP can contribute to meningeal lymphatic dysfunction. Moreover, we show that pre-existing lymphatic dysfunction before TBI leads to increased neuroinflammation and negative cognitive outcomes. Finally, we report that rejuvenation of meningeal lymphatic drainage function in aged mice can ameliorate TBI-induced gliosis. These findings provide insights into both the causes and consequences of meningeal lymphatic dysfunction in TBI and suggest that therapeutics targeting the meningeal lymphatic system may offer strategies to treat TBI.


Assuntos
Lesões Encefálicas/fisiopatologia , Gliose/fisiopatologia , Sistema Glinfático/fisiologia , Meninges/fisiopatologia , Animais , Lesões Encefálicas/complicações , Lesões Encefálicas/patologia , Lesões Encefálicas/terapia , Dependovirus/genética , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Feminino , Vetores Genéticos/administração & dosagem , Vetores Genéticos/genética , Gliose/etiologia , Gliose/patologia , Gliose/prevenção & controle , Sistema Glinfático/patologia , Humanos , Masculino , Meninges/patologia , Camundongos , Fator C de Crescimento do Endotélio Vascular/genética , Fator C de Crescimento do Endotélio Vascular/uso terapêutico
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PLoS Biol ; 18(8): e3000851, 2020 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32822389

RESUMO

High levels of the amyloid-beta (Aß) peptide have been shown to disrupt neuronal function and induce hyperexcitability, but it is unclear what effects Aß-associated hyperexcitability may have on tauopathy pathogenesis or propagation in vivo. Using a novel transgenic mouse line to model the impact of human APP (hAPP)/Aß accumulation on tauopathy in the entorhinal cortex-hippocampal (EC-HIPP) network, we demonstrate that hAPP overexpression aggravates EC-Tau aggregation and accelerates pathological tau spread into the hippocampus. In vivo recordings revealed a strong role for hAPP/Aß, but not tau, in the emergence of EC neuronal hyperactivity and impaired theta rhythmicity. Chronic chemogenetic attenuation of EC neuronal hyperactivity led to reduced hAPP/Aß accumulation and reduced pathological tau spread into downstream hippocampus. These data strongly support the hypothesis that in Alzheimer's disease (AD), Aß-associated hyperactivity accelerates the progression of pathological tau along vulnerable neuronal circuits, and demonstrates the utility of chronic, neuromodulatory approaches in ameliorating AD pathology in vivo.


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Doença de Alzheimer/genética , Precursor de Proteína beta-Amiloide/genética , Córtex Entorrinal/metabolismo , Tauopatias/genética , Proteínas tau/genética , Potenciais de Ação/fisiologia , Doença de Alzheimer/metabolismo , Doença de Alzheimer/patologia , Doença de Alzheimer/terapia , Precursor de Proteína beta-Amiloide/metabolismo , Animais , Proteína Quinase Tipo 2 Dependente de Cálcio-Calmodulina/genética , Proteína Quinase Tipo 2 Dependente de Cálcio-Calmodulina/metabolismo , Dependovirus/genética , Dependovirus/metabolismo , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Eletrodos Implantados , Córtex Entorrinal/patologia , Feminino , Regulação da Expressão Gênica , Vetores Genéticos/química , Vetores Genéticos/metabolismo , Hipocampo/metabolismo , Hipocampo/patologia , Humanos , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Camundongos Transgênicos , Neurônios/metabolismo , Neurônios/patologia , Agregados Proteicos , Técnicas Estereotáxicas , Tauopatias/metabolismo , Tauopatias/patologia , Tauopatias/terapia , Ritmo Teta/fisiologia , Transdução Genética , Transgenes , Proteínas tau/metabolismo
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J Exp Med ; 217(12)2020 12 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32750141

RESUMO

Severe acute respiratory syndrome-coronavirus 2 (SARS-Cov-2) has caused over 13,000,000 cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) with a significant fatality rate. Laboratory mice have been the stalwart of therapeutic and vaccine development; however, they do not support infection by SARS-CoV-2 due to the virus's inability to use the mouse orthologue of its human entry receptor angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (hACE2). While hACE2 transgenic mice support infection and pathogenesis, these mice are currently limited in availability and are restricted to a single genetic background. Here we report the development of a mouse model of SARS-CoV-2 based on adeno-associated virus (AAV)-mediated expression of hACE2. These mice support viral replication and exhibit pathological findings found in COVID-19 patients. Moreover, we show that type I interferons do not control SARS-CoV-2 replication in vivo but are significant drivers of pathological responses. Thus, the AAV-hACE2 mouse model enables rapid deployment for in-depth analysis following robust SARS-CoV-2 infection with authentic patient-derived virus in mice of diverse genetic backgrounds.


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Betacoronavirus/metabolismo , Infecções por Coronavirus/metabolismo , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Interferon Tipo I/metabolismo , Camundongos/genética , Peptidil Dipeptidase A/metabolismo , Pneumonia Viral/metabolismo , Animais , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Infecções por Coronavirus/patologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/virologia , Dependovirus/genética , Feminino , Humanos , Inflamação/metabolismo , Pulmão/patologia , Pulmão/virologia , Masculino , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Camundongos Transgênicos , Pandemias , Infecções por Parvoviridae/metabolismo , Infecções por Parvoviridae/virologia , Peptidil Dipeptidase A/genética , Pneumonia Viral/patologia , Pneumonia Viral/virologia , Transdução de Sinais/genética , Replicação Viral/genética
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4148, 2020 08 18.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32811834

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We evaluate gene editing of HSV in a well-established mouse model, using adeno-associated virus (AAV)-delivered meganucleases, as a potentially curative approach to treat latent HSV infection. Here we show that AAV-delivered meganucleases, but not CRISPR/Cas9, mediate highly efficient gene editing of HSV, eliminating over 90% of latent virus from superior cervical ganglia. Single-cell RNA sequencing demonstrates that both HSV and individual AAV serotypes are non-randomly distributed among neuronal subsets in ganglia, implying that improved delivery to all neuronal subsets may lead to even more complete elimination of HSV. As predicted, delivery of meganucleases using a triple AAV serotype combination results in the greatest decrease in ganglionic HSV loads. The levels of HSV elimination observed in these studies, if translated to humans, would likely significantly reduce HSV reactivation, shedding, and lesions. Further optimization of meganuclease delivery and activity is likely possible, and may offer a pathway to a cure for HSV infection.


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Desoxirribonucleases/genética , Dependovirus/genética , Infecções Oculares/terapia , Edição de Genes/métodos , Herpes Simples/terapia , Herpesvirus Humano 1/genética , Latência Viral/genética , Animais , Sistemas CRISPR-Cas/genética , Células Cultivadas , Chlorocebus aethiops , Infecções Oculares/genética , Infecções Oculares/virologia , Feminino , Células HEK293 , Herpes Simples/genética , Herpesvirus Humano 1/patogenicidade , Humanos , Camundongos , Neurônios/metabolismo , Neurônios/virologia , RNA-Seq , Análise de Célula Única , Gânglio Cervical Superior/metabolismo , Gânglio Cervical Superior/virologia , Células Vero
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Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A ; 117(33): 20265-20273, 2020 08 18.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32747555

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Huntington disease (HD) is an ideal model for investigating selective neurodegeneration, as expanded polyQ repeats in the ubiquitously expressed huntingtin (HTT) cause the preferential neurodegeneration in the striatum of the HD patient brains. Here we report that adeno-associated virus (AAV) transduction-mediated depletion of Hap1, the first identified huntingtin-associated protein, in adult HD knock-in (KI) mouse brains leads to selective neuronal loss in the striatum. Further, Hap1 depletion-mediated neuronal loss via AAV transduction requires the presence of mutant HTT. Rhes, a GTPase that is enriched in the striatum and sumoylates mutant HTT to mediate neurotoxicity, binds more N-terminal HTT when Hap1 is deficient. Consistently, more soluble and sumoylated N-terminal HTT is presented in HD KI mouse striatum when HAP1 is absent. Our findings suggest that both Rhes and Hap1 as well as cellular stress contribute to the preferential neurodegeneration in HD, highlighting the involvement of multiple factors in selective neurodegeneration.


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Corpo Estriado/patologia , Doença de Huntington/metabolismo , Proteínas do Tecido Nervoso/metabolismo , Neurônios/fisiologia , Optogenética , Animais , Corpo Estriado/metabolismo , Dependovirus , Regulação da Expressão Gênica , Doença de Huntington/genética , Lasers , Luz , Camundongos , Rede Nervosa , Proteínas do Tecido Nervoso/genética
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N Engl J Med ; 383(2): 151-158, 2020 07 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32640133

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Two patients with familial amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and mutations in the gene encoding superoxide dismutase 1 (SOD1) were treated with a single intrathecal infusion of adeno-associated virus encoding a microRNA targeting SOD1. In Patient 1, SOD1 levels in spinal cord tissue as analyzed on autopsy were lower than corresponding levels in untreated patients with SOD1-mediated ALS and in healthy controls. Levels of SOD1 in cerebrospinal fluid were transiently and only slightly lower in Patient 1 but were not affected in Patient 2. In Patient 1, meningoradiculitis developed after the infusion; Patient 2 was pretreated with immunosuppressive drugs and did not have this complication. Patient 1 had transient improvement in the strength of his right leg, a measure that had been relatively stable throughout his disease course, but there was no change in his vital capacity. Patient 2 had stable scores on a composite measure of ALS function and a stable vital capacity during a 12-month period. This study showed that intrathecal microRNA can be used as a potential treatment for SOD1-mediated ALS.


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Esclerose Amiotrófica Lateral/terapia , MicroRNAs/uso terapêutico , Superóxido Dismutase-1/líquido cefalorraquidiano , Esclerose Amiotrófica Lateral/líquido cefalorraquidiano , Esclerose Amiotrófica Lateral/genética , Dependovirus , Evolução Fatal , Inativação Gênica , Terapia Genética , Vetores Genéticos , Humanos , Injeções Espinhais , Masculino , Meningoencefalite , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Mutação , Estudo de Prova de Conceito , Medula Espinal/química , Medula Espinal/patologia , Superóxido Dismutase-1/análise , Superóxido Dismutase-1/genética , Capacidade Vital , Adulto Jovem
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Int J Mol Sci ; 21(14)2020 Jul 14.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32674481

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Effective treatment of retinal diseases with adeno-associated virus (AAV)-mediated gene therapy is highly dependent on the proportion of successfully transduced cells. However, due to inflammatory reactions at high vector doses, adjunctive treatment may be necessary to enhance the therapeutic outcome. Hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine are anti-malarial drugs that have been successfully used in the treatment of autoimmune diseases. Evidence suggests that at high concentrations, hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine can impact viral infection and replication by increasing endosomal and lysosomal pH. This effect has led to investigations into the potential benefits of these drugs in the treatment of viral infections, including human immunodeficiency virus and severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2. However, at lower concentrations, hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine appear to exert immunomodulatory effects by inhibiting nucleic acid sensors, including toll-like receptor 9 and cyclic GMP-AMP synthase. This dose-dependent effect on their mechanism of action supports observations of increased viral infections associated with lower drug doses. In this review, we explore the immunomodulatory activity of hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine, their impact on viral infections, and their potential to improve the efficacy and safety of retinal gene therapy by reducing AAV-induced immune responses. The safety and practicalities of delivering hydroxychloroquine into the retina will also be discussed.


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Cloroquina/uso terapêutico , Terapia Genética , Hidroxicloroquina/uso terapêutico , Doenças Retinianas/terapia , Viroses/tratamento farmacológico , Animais , Betacoronavirus/efeitos dos fármacos , Cloroquina/farmacologia , Dependovirus/genética , Humanos , Hidroxicloroquina/farmacologia , Imunomodulação/efeitos dos fármacos , Doenças Retinianas/patologia
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Anticancer Res ; 40(8): 4425-4444, 2020 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32727773

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Patients with metastasized melanoma have limited treatment options and poor diagnosis. Therefore, the development of treatments requires a new therapeutic approach, of which gene therapy using rAAV vectors can be proposed. The aim of the study was to examine the efficiency of the rAAV vector to transduce mouse melanoma cells both in vitro and in vivo. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Different rAAV serotypes encoding GFP under the control of both chicken beta-actin and cytomegalovirus promoters were used in the experiments. Intranasal, intraperitoneal, intravenous and intratumoral pathways of administration of rAAV vectors were tested using quantitative-PCR and immunohistochemical staining. RESULTS: The highest transduction efficiency in metastatic cells in vivo was observed 7 days after intranasal administration of a 1010 gc/0.03 ml dose of rAAV/DJ-CAG. CONCLUSION: Melanoma gene therapy based on rAAV vectors is a possible treatment option.


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Dependovirus/genética , Proteínas de Fluorescência Verde/genética , Neoplasias Pulmonares/genética , Neoplasias Pulmonares/secundário , Melanoma Experimental/genética , Administração Intranasal , Animais , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Feminino , Terapia Genética , Vetores Genéticos/administração & dosagem , Neoplasias Pulmonares/terapia , Masculino , Melanoma Experimental/terapia , Camundongos , Células NIH 3T3 , Regiões Promotoras Genéticas , Transdução Genética , Resultado do Tratamento
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 3279, 2020 06 30.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32606306

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Recombinant adeno-associated viruses (rAAVs) are currently considered the safest and most reliable gene delivery vehicles for human gene therapy. Three serotype capsids, AAV1, AAV2, and AAV9, have been approved for commercial use in patients, but they may not be suitable for all therapeutic contexts. Here, we describe a novel capsid identified in a human clinical sample by high-throughput, long-read sequencing. The capsid, which we have named AAVv66, shares high sequence similarity with AAV2. We demonstrate that compared to AAV2, AAVv66 exhibits enhanced production yields, virion stability, and CNS transduction. Unique structural properties of AAVv66 visualized by cryo-EM at 2.5-Å resolution, suggest that critical residues at the three-fold protrusion and at the interface of the five-fold axis of symmetry likely contribute to the beneficial characteristics of AAVv66. Our findings underscore the potential of AAVv66 as a gene therapy vector.


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Proteínas do Capsídeo/genética , Capsídeo/metabolismo , Dependovirus/genética , Vetores Genéticos/genética , Animais , Capsídeo/ultraestrutura , Proteínas do Capsídeo/classificação , Sistema Nervoso Central/virologia , Microscopia Crioeletrônica , DNA Viral/análise , DNA Viral/genética , Dependovirus/classificação , Dependovirus/fisiologia , Sequenciamento de Nucleotídeos em Larga Escala/métodos , Humanos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Camundongos Transgênicos , Filogenia , Sorogrupo , Transdução Genética , Montagem de Vírus/genética
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 3708, 2020 07 24.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32709899

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The Cre-loxP recombination system is a powerful tool for genetic manipulation. However, there are widely recognized limitations with chemically inducible Cre-loxP systems, and the UV and blue-light induced systems have phototoxicity and minimal capacity for deep tissue penetration. Here, we develop a far-red light-induced split Cre-loxP system (FISC system) based on a bacteriophytochrome optogenetic system and split-Cre recombinase, enabling optogenetical regulation of genome engineering in vivo solely by utilizing a far-red light (FRL). The FISC system exhibits low background and no detectable photocytotoxicity, while offering efficient FRL-induced DNA recombination. Our in vivo studies showcase the strong organ-penetration capacity of FISC system, markedly outperforming two blue-light-based Cre systems for recombination induction in the liver. Demonstrating its strong clinical relevance, we successfully deploy a FISC system using adeno-associated virus (AAV) delivery. Thus, the FISC system expands the optogenetic toolbox for DNA recombination to achieve spatiotemporally controlled, non-invasive genome engineering in living systems.


Assuntos
Engenharia Genética , Integrases/metabolismo , Integrases/efeitos da radiação , Luz , Recombinação Genética , Animais , Linhagem Celular , Sobrevivência Celular , Dependovirus/genética , Vetores Genéticos , Genoma , Humanos , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos BALB C , Camundongos Transgênicos , Optogenética , Receptor EphB3
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Neuron ; 107(5): 836-853.e11, 2020 09 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32574559

RESUMO

The resolution and dimensionality with which biologists can characterize cell types have expanded dramatically in recent years, and intersectional consideration of such features (e.g., multiple gene expression and anatomical parameters) is increasingly understood to be essential. At the same time, genetically targeted technology for writing in and reading out activity patterns for cells in living organisms has enabled causal investigation in physiology and behavior; however, cell-type-specific delivery of these tools (including microbial opsins for optogenetics and genetically encoded Ca2+ indicators) has thus far fallen short of versatile targeting to cells jointly defined by many individually selected features. Here, we develop a comprehensive intersectional targeting toolbox including 39 novel vectors for joint-feature-targeted delivery of 13 molecular payloads (including opsins, indicators, and fluorophores), systematic approaches for development and optimization of new intersectional tools, hardware for in vivo monitoring of expression dynamics, and the first versatile single-virus tools (Triplesect) that enable targeting of triply defined cell types.


Assuntos
Técnicas Genéticas , Neurônios , Optogenética , Animais , Dependovirus , Vetores Genéticos , Células HEK293 , Humanos
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