Don S Anson

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BACKGROUND Poor gene transfer efficiency has been a major problem in developing an effective gene therapy for cystic fibrosis (CF) airway disease. Lysophosphatidylcholine (LPC), a natural airway surfactant, can enhance viral gene transfer in animal models. We examined the electrophysiological and physical effect of airway pre-treatment with variants of LPC(More)
Sanfilippo A syndrome (MPS-IIIA) is a mucopolysaccharide lysosomal storage disorder caused by a deficiency in the lysosomal enzyme, sulphamidase (EC 3.10.1.1), which is required for the degradation of heparan sulphate. A genomic clone containing the entire sulphamidase gene was isolated from a chromosome 17-specific gridded cosmid library. The structure of(More)
DNA from 33 healthy White subjects was analysed with a 2 X 5 kilobase subgenomic DNA probe derived from the gene for coagulation factor IX, containing the exon "d" region of that gene. Intragenic Taq I restriction-fragment length polymorphism was revealed, with allelic frequencies estimated at 0 X 65 and 0 X 35 (SE = 0 X 06), also detectable by a cDNA(More)
Severe progressive fatal neurological degeneration occurs in fucosidosis, a storage disease. Bone marrow transplantation into affected dogs has shown that haematopoietic stem cells can provide enzyme producing daughter cells to the central nervous system, altering disease course. This makes canine fucosidosis an ideal large animal model for gene therapy.(More)
Haemophilia B, or Christmas disease, is an inherited X-chromosome-linked bleeding disorder caused by a defect in clotting factor IX and occurs in about 1 in 30,000 males in the United Kingdom. Injection of factor IX concentrate obtained from blood donors allows most patients to be successfully managed. However, because of impurities in the factor IX(More)
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