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Onset Time and Durability of Huntingtin Suppression in Rhesus Putamen After Direct Infusion of Antihuntingtin siRNA.

Grondin R, Ge P, Chen Q, Sutherland JE, Zhang Z, Gash DM, Stiles DK, Stewart GR, Sah DW, Kaemmerer WF - Mol Ther Nucleic Acids (2015)

Bottom Line: After a 1-week washout period, monkeys received radiolabeled siRNA targeting huntingtin.After 1 or 3 days of siRNA delivery, monkeys were either terminated, or their pumps were shut off and they were terminated 10 or 24 days later.These findings indicate the rapid onset and durability of siRNA-mediated target gene suppression observed in other organs also occurs in the brain, and support the use of episodic delivery of siRNA into the brain for treatment of Huntington's disease and possibly other neurodegenerative diseases.

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Affiliation: Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Lexington, Kentucky, USA.

ABSTRACT
One possible treatment for Huntington's disease involves direct infusion of a small, interfering RNA (siRNA) designed to reduce huntingtin expression into brain tissue from a chronically implanted programmable pump. Here, we studied the suppression of huntingtin mRNA achievable with short infusion times, and investigated how long suppression may persist after infusion ceases. Rhesus monkeys received 3 days of infusion of Magnevist into the putamen to confirm catheter patency and fluid distribution. After a 1-week washout period, monkeys received radiolabeled siRNA targeting huntingtin. After 1 or 3 days of siRNA delivery, monkeys were either terminated, or their pumps were shut off and they were terminated 10 or 24 days later. Results indicate that the onset of huntingtin mRNA suppression in the rhesus putamen occurs rapidly, achieving a plateau throughout the putamen within 4 days. Conversely, loss of huntingtin suppression progresses slowly, persisting an estimated 27-39 days in the putamen and surrounding white matter. These findings indicate the rapid onset and durability of siRNA-mediated target gene suppression observed in other organs also occurs in the brain, and support the use of episodic delivery of siRNA into the brain for treatment of Huntington's disease and possibly other neurodegenerative diseases.

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Suppression durability in the putamen. The average suppression of huntingtin mRNA measured in punches taken from the putamen in the coronal slab containing the infusion site, and the 2-mm slabs anterior and posterior to that slab is shown for each of three time points.
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fig7: Suppression durability in the putamen. The average suppression of huntingtin mRNA measured in punches taken from the putamen in the coronal slab containing the infusion site, and the 2-mm slabs anterior and posterior to that slab is shown for each of three time points.

Mentions: A visualization of how the level of suppression of HTT mRNA in the various punch locations in putamen of the monkeys varied with time since the cessation of the siRNA delivery is provided in Figure 7. The same data (means ± SE) are presented in tabular form in Supplementary Table S4.


Onset Time and Durability of Huntingtin Suppression in Rhesus Putamen After Direct Infusion of Antihuntingtin siRNA.

Grondin R, Ge P, Chen Q, Sutherland JE, Zhang Z, Gash DM, Stiles DK, Stewart GR, Sah DW, Kaemmerer WF - Mol Ther Nucleic Acids (2015)

Suppression durability in the putamen. The average suppression of huntingtin mRNA measured in punches taken from the putamen in the coronal slab containing the infusion site, and the 2-mm slabs anterior and posterior to that slab is shown for each of three time points.
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fig7: Suppression durability in the putamen. The average suppression of huntingtin mRNA measured in punches taken from the putamen in the coronal slab containing the infusion site, and the 2-mm slabs anterior and posterior to that slab is shown for each of three time points.
Mentions: A visualization of how the level of suppression of HTT mRNA in the various punch locations in putamen of the monkeys varied with time since the cessation of the siRNA delivery is provided in Figure 7. The same data (means ± SE) are presented in tabular form in Supplementary Table S4.

Bottom Line: After a 1-week washout period, monkeys received radiolabeled siRNA targeting huntingtin.After 1 or 3 days of siRNA delivery, monkeys were either terminated, or their pumps were shut off and they were terminated 10 or 24 days later.These findings indicate the rapid onset and durability of siRNA-mediated target gene suppression observed in other organs also occurs in the brain, and support the use of episodic delivery of siRNA into the brain for treatment of Huntington's disease and possibly other neurodegenerative diseases.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Lexington, Kentucky, USA.

ABSTRACT
One possible treatment for Huntington's disease involves direct infusion of a small, interfering RNA (siRNA) designed to reduce huntingtin expression into brain tissue from a chronically implanted programmable pump. Here, we studied the suppression of huntingtin mRNA achievable with short infusion times, and investigated how long suppression may persist after infusion ceases. Rhesus monkeys received 3 days of infusion of Magnevist into the putamen to confirm catheter patency and fluid distribution. After a 1-week washout period, monkeys received radiolabeled siRNA targeting huntingtin. After 1 or 3 days of siRNA delivery, monkeys were either terminated, or their pumps were shut off and they were terminated 10 or 24 days later. Results indicate that the onset of huntingtin mRNA suppression in the rhesus putamen occurs rapidly, achieving a plateau throughout the putamen within 4 days. Conversely, loss of huntingtin suppression progresses slowly, persisting an estimated 27-39 days in the putamen and surrounding white matter. These findings indicate the rapid onset and durability of siRNA-mediated target gene suppression observed in other organs also occurs in the brain, and support the use of episodic delivery of siRNA into the brain for treatment of Huntington's disease and possibly other neurodegenerative diseases.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus