|Title:||A note on retrograde gene transfer efficiency and inflammatory response of lentiviral vectors pseudotyped with FuG-E vs. FuG-B2 glycoproteins|
|Author's alias:||田辺, 創思|
Targeted gene repair
|Journal title:||Scientific Reports|
|Abstract:||Pseudotyped lentiviral vectors give access to pathway-selective gene manipulation via retrograde transfer. Two types of such lentiviral vectors have been developed. One is the so-called NeuRet vector pseudotyped with fusion glycoprotein type E, which preferentially transduces neurons. The other is the so-called HiRet vector pseudotyped with fusion glycoprotein type B2, which permits gene transfer into both neurons and glial cells at the injection site. Although these vectors have been applied in many studies investigating neural network functions, it remains unclear which vector is more appropriate for retrograde gene delivery in the brain. To compare the gene transfer efficiency and inflammatory response of the NeuRet vs. HiRet vectors, each vector was injected into the striatum in macaque monkeys, common marmosets, and rats. It was revealed that retrograde gene delivery of the NeuRet vector was equal to or greater than that of the HiRet vector. Furthermore, inflammation characterized by microglial and lymphocytic infiltration occurred when the HiRet vector, but not the NeuRet vector, was injected into the primate brain. The present results indicate that the NeuRet vector is more suitable than the HiRet vector for retrograde gene transfer in the primate and rodent brains.|
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