Induced dystrophin exon skipping in human muscle explants.

TitleInduced dystrophin exon skipping in human muscle explants.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsMcClorey G, Fall AM, Moulton HM, Iversen PL, Rasko JE, Ryan M, Fletcher S, Wilton SD
JournalNeuromuscular disorders : NMD
Volume16
Issue9-10
Pagination583-90
Date Published2006 Oct
ISSN0960-8966
KeywordsAnimals, Cells, Cultured, DNA Mutational Analysis, Dystrophin, Exons, Genetic Predisposition to Disease, Genetic Testing, Genetic Therapy, Humans, Mice, Mice, Inbred mdx, Muscle, Skeletal, Muscular Dystrophy, Duchenne, Mutation, Oligonucleotides, Antisense, RNA Precursors, RNA Splicing
Abstract

Antisense oligonucleotide (AO) manipulation of pre-mRNA splicing of the dystrophin gene is showing promise in overcoming Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD)-causing mutations. To date, this approach has been limited to studies using animal models or cultured human muscle cells, and evidence that AOs can induce exon skipping in human muscle has yet to be shown. In this study, we used different AO analogues to induce exon skipping in muscle explants derived from normal and DMD human tissue. We propose that inducing exon skipping in human muscle explants is closer to in vivo conditions than cells in monolayer cultures, and may minimize the numbers of participants in Phase I clinical studies to demonstrate proof of principle of exon skipping in human muscle.

DOI10.1016/j.nmd.2006.05.017
Alternate JournalNeuromuscul. Disord.