An inflammation-inducible adenoviral expression system for local treatment of the arthritic joint.
until further notice
SourceGene Therapy, 11, 7, (2004), pp. 581-590
Article / Letter to editor
Display more detailsDisplay less details
SubjectUMCN 1.4: Immunotherapy, gene therapy and transplantation; UMCN 4.2: Chronic inflammation and autoimmunity
To achieve a disease-regulated transgene expression for physiologically responsive gene therapy of arthritis, a hybrid promoter was constructed. The human IL-1 beta enhancer region (-3690 to -2720) upstream of the human IL-6 promoter region (-163 to +12) was essential in mounting a robust response in HIG-82 synovial fibroblasts and in RAW 264,7 macrophages. A replication-deficient adenovirus was engineered with luciferase (Luc) controlled by the IL-1/IL-6 promoter (Ad5.IL-1/IL-6-Luc). LPS caused a 23- and 4.6-fold induction of Luc. activity in RAW cells infected with Ad5.IL-1/IL-6-Luc or the conventional Ad5.CMV-Luc construct, respectively. Next, adenoviruses (10(6) ffu) were injected into the knees of C57Bl/6 mice. An intra-articular injection of zymosan, 3 days after Ad5.IL-1/IL-6-Luc, increased Luc. activity by 39-fold but had no effect in the Ad5.CMV-Luc joints. The constitutive CMV promoter was rapidly silenced and could not be reactivated in vivo. In contrast, the IL-1/IL-6 promoter could be reactivated by Streptococcal cell wall (SCW)-induced arthritis up to 21 days after infection. Next the IL-1/IL-6 promoter was compared to the C3-Tat/HIV-LTR two-component system in wild-type, IL-6(-/-) and IL-1(-/-) gene knockout mice. Both systems responded well to LPS-, zymosan- and SCW-induced arthritis. However, the basal activity of the IL-1/IL-6 promoter was lower and IL-6 independent. This study showed that the IL-1/IL-6 promoter is feasible to achieve disease-regulated transgene expression for treatment of arthritis.
Upload full text
Use your RU credentials (u/z-number and password) to log in with SURFconext to upload a file for processing by the repository team.