A synthetic AAV vector enables safe and efficient gene transfer to the mammalian inner ear

Overview of attention for article published in Nature Biotechnology, February 2017
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Title
A synthetic AAV vector enables safe and efficient gene transfer to the mammalian inner ear
Published in
Nature Biotechnology, February 2017
DOI 10.1038/nbt.3781
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Authors

Lukas D Landegger, Bifeng Pan, Charles Askew, Sarah J Wassmer, Sarah D Gluck, Alice Galvin, Ruth Taylor, Andrew Forge, Konstantina M Stankovic, Jeffrey R Holt, Luk H Vandenberghe, Landegger, Lukas D, Pan, Bifeng, Askew, Charles, Wassmer, Sarah J, Gluck, Sarah D, Galvin, Alice, Taylor, Ruth, Forge, Andrew, Stankovic, Konstantina M, Holt, Jeffrey R, Vandenberghe, Luk H

Abstract

Efforts to develop gene therapies for hearing loss have been hampered by the lack of safe, efficient, and clinically relevant delivery modalities. Here we demonstrate the safety and efficiency of Anc80L65, a rationally designed synthetic vector, for transgene delivery to the mouse cochlea. Ex vivo transduction of mouse organotypic explants identified Anc80L65 from a set of other adeno-associated virus (AAV) vectors as a potent vector for the cochlear cell targets. Round window membrane injection resulted in highly efficient transduction of inner and outer hair cells in mice, a substantial improvement over conventional AAV vectors. Anc80L65 round window injection was well tolerated, as indicated by sensory cell function, hearing and vestibular function, and immunologic parameters. The ability of Anc80L65 to target outer hair cells at high rates, a requirement for restoration of complex auditory function, may enable future gene therapies for hearing and balance disorders.

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Geographical breakdown

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Unknown 57 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 15 26%
Researcher 13 23%
Student > Bachelor 8 14%
Student > Master 6 11%
Professor > Associate Professor 5 9%
Other 10 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 23 40%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 14 25%
Medicine and Dentistry 10 18%
Chemical Engineering 2 4%
Immunology and Microbiology 2 4%
Other 6 11%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 897. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 18 April 2017.
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