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Signed outside: a surface marker system for transgenic cytoplasmic proteins


Wohlgensinger, V; Seger, R; Ryan, M D; Reichenbach, J; Siler, U (2010). Signed outside: a surface marker system for transgenic cytoplasmic proteins. Gene Therapy, 17(10):1193-1199.

Abstract

Chronic granulomatous disease is a primary immunodeficiency, comprising five molecular defects, characterized by an impaired respiratory burst activity of myeloid cells. We are currently developing a gene therapy vector for the p47phox-deficient form of chronic granulomatous disease. Classic intracellular immunostaining of the cytoplasmic p47phox transgene product, however, interferes with respiratory burst activity. In this study we report a new system for measuring p47phox expression: A single open reading frame encoding the surface marker protein ΔLNGFR (truncated low-affinity nerve growth factor receptor) linked to the p47phox transgene by the 2A oligopeptide coexpression technology. Translation generates two discrete products: p47phox localizing to the cytoplasm and 'ΔLNGFR-2A' localizing to the cell surface. Six weeks after transplantation of transduced autologous hematopoietic stem cells into p47-/- mice, the intracellular p47phox fluorescence-activated cell sorting (FACS) signal intensities corresponded to surface ΔLNGFR staining in monocytes, B cells, T cells and Sca I+ bone marrow cells in vivo. The p47phox cleavage product restored nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate-oxidase activity in granulocytes differentiated from transduced p47phox-/- murine hematopoietic stem cells ex vivo, in murine granulocytes/monocytes in vivo, and in transduced human monocyte derived macrophages from p47phox-deficient chronic granulomatous disease patients. In conclusion, this new marker system allows highly efficient, indirect detection of cytoplasmic transgene products by FACS surface staining.

Abstract

Chronic granulomatous disease is a primary immunodeficiency, comprising five molecular defects, characterized by an impaired respiratory burst activity of myeloid cells. We are currently developing a gene therapy vector for the p47phox-deficient form of chronic granulomatous disease. Classic intracellular immunostaining of the cytoplasmic p47phox transgene product, however, interferes with respiratory burst activity. In this study we report a new system for measuring p47phox expression: A single open reading frame encoding the surface marker protein ΔLNGFR (truncated low-affinity nerve growth factor receptor) linked to the p47phox transgene by the 2A oligopeptide coexpression technology. Translation generates two discrete products: p47phox localizing to the cytoplasm and 'ΔLNGFR-2A' localizing to the cell surface. Six weeks after transplantation of transduced autologous hematopoietic stem cells into p47-/- mice, the intracellular p47phox fluorescence-activated cell sorting (FACS) signal intensities corresponded to surface ΔLNGFR staining in monocytes, B cells, T cells and Sca I+ bone marrow cells in vivo. The p47phox cleavage product restored nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate-oxidase activity in granulocytes differentiated from transduced p47phox-/- murine hematopoietic stem cells ex vivo, in murine granulocytes/monocytes in vivo, and in transduced human monocyte derived macrophages from p47phox-deficient chronic granulomatous disease patients. In conclusion, this new marker system allows highly efficient, indirect detection of cytoplasmic transgene products by FACS surface staining.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Children's Hospital Zurich > Medical Clinic
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:2010
Deposited On:25 Feb 2011 12:01
Last Modified:07 Dec 2017 07:45
Publisher:Nature Publishing Group
ISSN:0969-7128
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1038/gt.2010.73
PubMed ID:20445581

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