Efficient Transduction and Expansion of Ovine Macrophages for Gene Therapy Implementations
AbstractA number of bacteria provoking zoonotic diseases present intracellular survival and a host cell tropism limited to the monocyte/macrophage lineage. Thus, infection is rendered difficult to eradicate, causing chronic inflammatory reactions to the host and widespread prevalence. Although self-inactivating lentiviral vectors have been successfully tested in the clinic against virally-induced human infectious diseases, little is known about the transduction susceptibility of ruminant animal phagocytes that play a critical role in the outbreak of zoonotic diseases such as brucellosis. In view of the development of a lentiviral vector-based platform targeting and inactivating specific genetic features of intracellular bacteria, we have tested the transducibility of ovine macrophages in terms of transgene expression and vector copy number (VCN). We show that ovine macrophages are relatively resistant to transduction even at a high multiplicity of infection with a conventional lentiviral vector expressing the green fluorescence protein and that addition of transduction enhancers, such as polybrene, increases transgene expression even after a one-week culture of the transduced cells in vitro. Overall, we demonstrate that ovine macrophages may be efficiently expanded and transduced in culture, thus providing the benchmark for gene therapy applications for zoonotic diseases. View Full-Text
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Karponi, G.; Kritas, S.; Petridou, E.; Papanikolaou, E. Efficient Transduction and Expansion of Ovine Macrophages for Gene Therapy Implementations. Vet. Sci. 2018, 5, 57.
Karponi G, Kritas S, Petridou E, Papanikolaou E. Efficient Transduction and Expansion of Ovine Macrophages for Gene Therapy Implementations. Veterinary Sciences. 2018; 5(2):57.Chicago/Turabian Style
Karponi, Garyfalia; Kritas, Spyridon; Petridou, Evanthia; Papanikolaou, Eleni. 2018. "Efficient Transduction and Expansion of Ovine Macrophages for Gene Therapy Implementations." Vet. Sci. 5, no. 2: 57.
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