Michael D. Dake

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  • High-efficiency endovascular gene delivery via therapeutic ultrasound JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF CARDIOLOGY Amabile, P. G., Waugh, J. M., Lewis, T. N., Elkins, C. J., Janas, W., Dake, M. D. 2001; 37 (7): 1975-1980


    We studied enhancement of local gene delivery to the arterial wall by using an endovascular catheter ultrasound (US).Ultrasound exposure is standard for enhancement of in vitro gene delivery. We postulate that in vivo endovascular applications can be safely developed.We used a rabbit model of arterial mechanical overdilation injury. After arterial overdilation, US catheters were introduced in bilateral rabbit femoral arteries and perfused with plasmidor adenovirus-expressing blue fluorescent protein (BFP) or phosphate buffered saline. One side received endovascular US (2 MHz, 50 W/cm2, 16 min), and the contralateral artery did not.Relative to controls, US exposure enhanced BFP expression measured via fluorescence 12-fold for plasmid (1,502.1+/-927.3 vs. 18,053.9+/-11,612 microm2, p < 0.05) and 19-fold for adenovirus (877.1+/-577.7 vs. 17,213.15+/-3,892 microm2, p < 0.05) while increasing cell death for the adenovirus group only (26+/-5.78% vs. 13+/-2.55%, p < 0.012).Endovascular US enhanced vascular gene delivery and increased the efficiency of nonviral platforms to levels previously attained only by adenoviral strategies.

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