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Transcutaneous Gene Gun Delivery of hNC16A Induces BPAG2-Specific Tolerance.
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PMID:  22377765     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Immune recognition and rejection of tissues expressing transfected genes is a major complication of gene replacement therapy for inherited genetic disorders. Owing to the high immunogenicity of human bullous pemphigoid antigen 2 (hBPAG2), the induction and maintenance of tolerance to this neo-antigen is essential to deliver the gene product to patients with epidermolysis bullosa junctionalis. In a skin grafting mouse model, we used gene gun transfection with a construct encoding hNC16A, the immunodominant domain of hBPAG2, to induce antigen-specific immune tolerance. Eighty percent of wild-type mice transfected with hNC16A showed long-term survival of skin grafts expressing hBPAG2. Tolerance was stable and transferable by T cells but not by B cells of tolerant mice to naive hosts. A dense Foxp3(+) regulatory T-cell (T(reg)) infiltrate was noticed in grafts of tolerant mice and depletion of these cells resulted in a loss of tolerance. Taken together, we show that long-lasting hBPAG2-specific tolerance was induced with gene gun delivery of hNC16A through a T(reg)-dependent mechanism. This is of relevance to patients undergoing gene therapy and has broader implications for the treatment of antigen-specific autoimmune diseases.Journal of Investigative Dermatology advance online publication, 1 March 2012; doi:10.1038/jid.2012.19.
Monika Ettinger; Doris Peckl-Schmid; Christina Gruber; Martin Laimer; Josef Thalhamer; Helmut Hintner; Iris K Gratz; Johann W Bauer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-3-01
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of investigative dermatology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1523-1747     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Mar 
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Created Date:  2012-3-1     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0426720     Medline TA:  J Invest Dermatol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Division of Molecular Dermatology and EB House Austria, Department of Dermatology, Paracelsus Medical University, Salzburg, Austria.
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