The efficacy of recombinant adeno-associated virus (AAV) vector to deliver and express human blood clotting factor IX (hFIX) gene in skeletal muscle of coagulation factor IX deficiency mouse strain (FactorIX-knockout) is evaluated. The muscle creatine kinase enhancer (MCK) and β-actin promoter (βA) were used to drive the hFIX minigene (hFIXm1), which was flanked by AAV inverted terminal repeats (ITRs). Following intramuscular injection of high titer (2.5 × 1011 vector genomes/mL) of rAAV, increased hFIX expression (256 ng/mL of plasma) was achieved. The time course of hFIX expression demonstrated that the expression level gradually increased over a period of two weeks before anti-hFIX antibodies developed in mouse circulating plasma. Those results provided a promising evidence that rAAV-mediated gene transfer and skeletal muscle-specific expression of hFIX is a feasible strategy for treating patients for hemophilia B.
- Direct-muscular gene therapy
- Factor IX deficiency mouse
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- Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
- Environmental Science(all)
- Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)