Kristina Yucius

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Leukocytes are central regulators of inflammation and the target cells of therapies for key diseases, including autoimmune, cardiovascular, and malignant disorders. Efficient in vivo delivery of small interfering RNA (siRNA) to immune cells could thus enable novel treatment strategies with broad applicability. In this report, we develop systemic delivery(More)
We recently demonstrated that siRNAs conjugated to triantennary N-acetylgalactosamine (GalNAc) induce robust RNAi-mediated gene silencing in the liver, owing to uptake mediated by the asialoglycoprotein receptor (ASGPR). Novel monovalent GalNAc units, based on a non-nucleosidic linker, were developed to yield simplified trivalent GalNAc-conjugated(More)
Asialoglycoprotein receptor (ASGPR) mediated delivery of triantennary N-acetylgalactosamine (GalNAc) conjugated short interfering RNAs (siRNAs) to hepatocytes is a promising paradigm for RNAi therapeutics. Robust and durable gene silencing upon subcutaneous administration at therapeutically acceptable dose levels resulted in the advancement of(More)
The hepatocyte-specific asialoglycoprotein receptor (ASGPR) is an ideal candidate for targeted drug delivery to the liver due to its high capacity for substrate clearance from circulation together with its well-conserved expression and function across species. The development of GalNAc-siRNA conjugates, in which a synthetic triantennary(More)
Figure 4. C5 Silencing in a mouse collagen antibody-induced arthritis model. Groups of 6-7 mice were treated SC with 5 mg/kg “siRNA-C5” or “siRNA-Ctr” on day -5, 0 and 5 or IV with 50 mg/kg anti-C5 Mab (BB5.1) on day 0. Arthrogen (Col Ab) was injected IP on day 0 followed by LPS injection on day 3. (A) Clinical disease activity was scored daily by a blinded(More)
Primary mouse hepatocytes are an important tool in the biomedical research field for the assessment of hepatocyte function. Several methods for hepatocyte isolation have been published; however, many of these methods require extensive handling and can therefore compromise the viability and function of the isolated cells. Since one advantage of utilizing(More)
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