UCL logo

UCL Discovery

UCL home » Library Services » Electronic resources » UCL Discovery

Structure of adeno-associated virus vector DNA following transduction of the skeletal muscle.

Vincent-Lacaze, N; Snyder, RO; Gluzman, R; Bohl, D; Lagarde, C; Danos, O; (1999) Structure of adeno-associated virus vector DNA following transduction of the skeletal muscle. J Virol , 73 (3) pp. 1949-1955.

Full text not available from this repository.

Abstract

The skeletal muscle provides a very permissive physiological environment for adeno-associated virus (AAV) type 2-mediated gene transfer. We have studied the early steps leading to the establishment of permanent transgene expression, after injection of recombinant AAV (rAAV) particles in the quadriceps muscle of mice. The animals received an rAAV encoding a secreted protein, murine erythropoietin (mEpo), under the control of the human cytomegalovirus major immediate-early promoter and were sacrificed between 1 and 60 days after injection. The measurement of plasma Epo levels and of hematocrits indicated a progressive increase of transgene expression over the first 2 weeks, followed by a stabilization at maximal plateau values. The rAAV sequences were analyzed by Southern blotting following neutral or alkaline gel electrophoresis of total DNA from injected muscles. While a high number of rAAV sequences were detected during the first 5 days following the injection, only a few percent of these sequences was retained in the animals analyzed after 2 weeks, in which transgene expression was maximal. Double-stranded DNA molecules resulting from de novo second-strand synthesis were detected as early as day 1, indicating that this crucial step of AAV-mediated gene transfer is readily accomplished in the muscle. The templates driving stable gene expression at later time points are low in copy number and structured as high-molecular-weight concatemers or interlocked circles. The presence of the circular form of the rAAV genomes at early time points suggests that the molecular transformations involved in the formation of stable concatemers may involve a rolling-circle type of DNA replication.

Type: Article
Title: Structure of adeno-associated virus vector DNA following transduction of the skeletal muscle.
Location: United States
Keywords: Animals, DNA Replication, DNA, Viral, Dependovirus, Gene Transfer Techniques, Genetic Vectors, Mice, Mice, Inbred BALB C, Muscle, Skeletal
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Cancer Institute
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Cancer Institute > Research Department of Haematology
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/90892
Downloads since deposit
0Downloads
Download activity - last month
Download activity - last 12 months
Downloads by country - last 12 months

Archive Staff Only

View Item View Item