Fumito Wada

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A 20-mer phosphorothioate antisense oligodeoxyribonucleotide having locked nucleic acids (LNA-AON) was used to reduce elevated serum triglyceride levels in mice. We repeatedly administered LNA-AON, which targets murine apolipoprotein C-III mRNA, to high-fat-fed C57Bl/6J male mice for 2 weeks. The LNA-AON showed efficient dose-dependent reductions in hepatic(More)
Cholesterol conjugation of oligonucleotides is an attractive way to deliver the oligonucleotides specifically to the liver. However cholesterol-conjugated antisense oligonucleotides (ASOs) mainly accumulate in non-parenchymal cells (NPCs) such as Kupffer cells. In this study, to increase the hepatic accumulation of cholesterol-conjugated ASOs, we prepared a(More)
The multiple-turnover ability of a series of locked nucleic acid (LNA)-based antisense oligonucleotides (AONs) in the RNase H-mediated scission reaction was estimated using a newly developed cell-free reaction system. We determined the initial reaction rates of AONs under multiple-turnover conditions and found that among 24 AONs tested, AONs with melting(More)
The duplex stability with target mRNA and the gene silencing potential of a novel bridged nucleic acid analogue are described. The analogue, 2',4'-BNA(NC) antisense oligonucleotides (AONs) ranging from 10- to 20-nt-long, targeted apolipoprotein B. 2',4'-BNA(NC) was directly compared to its conventional bridged (or locked) nucleic acid (2',4'-BNA/LNA)-based(More)
The targeting of abundant hepatic asialoglycoprotein receptors (ASGPR) with trivalent N-acetylgalactosamine (GalNAc) is a reliable strategy for efficiently delivering antisense oligonucleotides (ASOs) to the liver. We here experimentally demonstrate the high systemic potential of the synthetically-accessible, phosphodiester-linked monovalent GalNAc unit(More)
Abnormal elevation of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) and triglyceride-rich lipoproteins in plasma as well as dysfunction of anti-atherogenic high-density lipoprotein (HDL) have both been recognized as essential components of the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis and are classified as dyslipidemia. This review describes the arc of development of antisense(More)
High scalability of a novel bicyclic nucleoside building block, amido-bridged nucleic acid (AmNA), to diversify pharmacokinetic properties of therapeutic antisense oligonucleotides is described. N2'-functionalization of AmNA with a variety of hydrophobic groups is straightforward. Combinations of these modules display similar antisense knockdown effects and(More)
We synthesized thymidine derivatives of 2'-C,4'-C-ethyleneoxy-bridged 2'-deoxyribonucleic acids with an 8'-methyl group ((R)-Me-EoDNA and (S)-Me-EoDNA) and without any substituent (EoDNA). Oligonucleotides including these EoDNAs showed high hybridization abilities with complementary RNA and excellent enzymatic stabilities compared with natural DNA.(More)
A sulfonamide-bridged nucleic acid without an N-substituent (SuNA[NH]) was successfully synthesized. A comparison of the SuNA[NMe]- and SuNA[NH]-modified oligonucleotides revealed that the duplex-forming abilities of the SuNA[NMe]-modified oligonucleotides with complementary DNA and RNA were higher than those of the SuNA[NH]-modified oligonucleotides. The(More)
Antisense and RNAi-related oligonucleotides have gained attention as laboratory tools and therapeutic agents based on their ability to manipulate biological events in vitro and in vivo. We show that Ca(2+) enrichment of medium (CEM) potentiates the in vitro activity of multiple types of oligonucleotides, independent of their net charge and modifications, in(More)