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Barrier Modulation in Drug Delivery to the Retina.
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PMID:  23150382     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The inner blood-retina barrier (iBRB) is essential in restricting the movement of systemic components such as enzymes, anaphylatoxins, or pathogens that could otherwise enter the neural retina and cause extensive damage. The barrier has evolved to confer protection to the delicate microenvironment of the retina, and the tight junctions located between adjacent microvascular endothelial cells can restrict the passage of up to 98% of clinically validated low-molecular-weight therapeutics which could hold significant promise for a range of degenerative retinal conditions. Here, we describe a method for the selective RNAi-mediated targeting of one component of the tight junction, claudin-5. We outline the generation of a doxycycline inducible adeno-associated viral vector for the localized, inducible, and size-selective modulation of the iBRB and describe how this vector can be used in ophthalmology research.
Matthew Campbell; Marian M Humphries; Peter Humphries
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Title:  Methods in molecular biology (Clifton, N.J.)     Volume:  935     ISSN:  1940-6029     ISO Abbreviation:  Methods Mol. Biol.     Publication Date:  2013  
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Created Date:  2012-11-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9214969     Medline TA:  Methods Mol Biol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  371-380     Citation Subset:  -    
Ocular Genetics Unit, Department of Genetics, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland,
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