Retro-Orbital Venous Sinus Delivery of rAAV9 Mediates High-Level Transduction of Brain and Retina Compared with Temporal Vein Delivery in Neonatal Mouse Pups

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Department of Pediatrics; Horae Gene Therapy Center

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Genetics and Genomics | Nervous System Diseases | Pediatrics | Therapeutics


In order to pursue a clinical gene therapy for a human neurologic disease, it is often necessary to perform proof-of-concept trials in mouse models of that disease. In order to demonstrate a potential clinical efficacy, one must be able to select an appropriate vector and route of delivery for the appropriate age group in the disease model. Since many diseases require correction early in life, investigators often need to deliver recombinant adeno-associated viral (rAAV) vectors to neonatal mice. Herein, general central nervous system expression patterns of nuclear GFP following delivery of rAAV by three different routes are reported.

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Hum Gene Ther. 2017 Mar;28(3):228-230. doi: 10.1089/hum.2017.037. Link to article on publisher's site

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Human gene therapy

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