Lina S Schneider

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UNLABELLED Adeno-associated virus 2 (AAV2) and adenovirus 5 (Ad5) are promising gene therapy vectors. Both display liver tropism and are currently thought to enter hepatocytes in vivo through cell surface heparan sulfate proteoglycans (HSPGs). To test directly this hypothesis, we created mice that lack Ext1, an enzyme required for heparan sulfate(More)
A large number of experimental studies on animals suggest that intraventricular administration of NGF to Alzheimer patients may attenuate the degeneration of cholinergic neurons and the behavioral consequences associated with the cholinergic deficits. Based on these findings clinical trials with NGF seem justified, if potential detrimental effects are ruled(More)
Clinical trials with cholinergic agents suggest that cholinergic hypertrophy may be beneficial in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Recent findings substantiate the view that nerve growth factor (NGF) selectively acts on cholinergic neurons. In adult rats and primates, intraventricular administration of nerve growth factor produces trophic actions(More)
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