Adjunctive β2-agonists reverse neuromuscular involvement in murine Pompe disease.
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Pompe disease has resisted enzyme replacement therapy with acid α-glucosidase (GAA), which has been attributed to inefficient cation-independent mannose-6-phosphate receptor (CI-MPR) mediated uptake. We evaluated β2-agonist drugs, which increased CI-MPR expression in GAA knockout (KO) mice. Clenbuterol along with a low-dose adeno-associated virus vector increased Rotarod latency by 75% at 4 wk, in comparison with vector alone (P<2×10(-5)). Glycogen content was lower in skeletal muscles, including soleus (P<0.01), extensor digitorum longus (EDL; P<0.001), and tibialis anterior (P<0.05) following combination therapy, in comparison with vector alone. Glycogen remained elevated in the muscles following clenbuterol alone, indicating an adjunctive effect with gene therapy. Elderly GAA-KO mice treated with combination therapy demonstrated 2-fold increased wirehang latency, in comparison with vector or clenbuterol alone (P<0.001). The glycogen content of skeletal muscle decreased following combination therapy in elderly mice (P<0.05). Finally, CI-MPR-KO/GAA-KO mice did not respond to combination therapy, indicating that clenbuterol's effect depended on CI-MPR expression. In summary, adjunctive β2-agonist treatment increased CI-MPR expression and enhanced efficacy from gene therapy in Pompe disease, which has implications for other lysosomal storage disorders that involve primarily the brain.
Combined Modality Therapy
Glycogen Storage Disease Type II
Receptors, Adrenergic, beta-2
Published Version (Please cite this version)10.1096/fj.12-207472
Publication InfoBali, Deeksha Sarihyan; Bird, A; Koeberl, Dwight D; Li, S; Nilsson, MI; Sun, Baodong; ... Thurberg, BL (2013). Adjunctive β2-agonists reverse neuromuscular involvement in murine Pompe disease. FASEB J, 27(1). pp. 34-44. 10.1096/fj.12-207472. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10161/10805.
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Professor of Pediatrics
1)Development of new non-invasive laboratory diagnostic methods using enzymology and molecular diagnostic techniques for Glycogen Storage Diseases (GSDs) and Lysoosmal Storage Diseases (LSDs) like Pompe, Fabry, Gaucher, MPS - for early diagnosis and treatment modalities. Exploration of new high throughput diagnostic platforms with an idea of implementation into New born screening (NBS)of these diseases. 2)Clinical research studies associated with Pompe disease with a goal to imp
Professor of Pediatrics
The focus of our research has been the development of gene therapy with adeno-associated virus (AAV) vectors, most recently by genome editing with CRISPR/Cas9. We have developed gene therapy for inherited disorders of metabolism, especially glycogen storage disease (GSD) and phenylketonuria (PKU). 1) GSD type Ia: Glucose-6-phosphatase (G6Pase) deficient animals provide models for developing new therapy for GSD type Ia, although early mortality complicates research with both
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
My overall research interests are finding effective treatment for human glycogen storage diseases (GSDs) and other inherited metabolic disorders. My current research focuses on identification of novel therapeutic targets and development of effective therapies for GSD II (Pompe disease), GSD III (Cori disease), and GSD IV (Andersen disease) using cellular and animal disease models. The main therapeutic approaches we are using in our pre-clinical studie
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