Marie A. Printz

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Neurturin (NTN) is a neurotrophic factor with known potential to protect and restore the function of dopaminergic substantia nigra neurons whose degeneration has been most closely linked to the major motor deficits in Parkinson's disease (PD). CERE-120, an adeno-associated virus serotype 2 (AAV2)-based gene delivery vector encoding human NTN, is being(More)
Although growth factor proteins display potent tissue repair activities, difficulty in sustaining localized therapeutic concentrations limits their therapeutic activity. We reasoned that enhanced histogenesis might be achieved by combining growth factor genes with biocompatible matrices capable of immobilizing vectors at delivery sites. When delivered to(More)
Platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) exerts potent effects on wound healing including the regeneration of tooth-supporting structures. Limitations of topical protein delivery to periodontal osseous defects include transient biological activity and the bioavailability of PDGF at the wound site. The objective of this investigation was to determine the(More)
Adenovirus (Ad) have been used as vectors to deliver genes to a wide variety of tissues. Despite achieving high expression levels in vivo, Ad vectors display normal tissue toxicity, transient expression, and antivector immune responses that limit therapeutic potential. To circumvent these problems, several retargeting strategies to abrogate native tropism(More)
Recombinant human PH20 hyaluronidase (rHuPH20) is used to facilitate dispersion of subcutaneously delivered fluids and drugs. This report summarizes rHuPH20 immunogenicity findings from clinical trials where rHuPH20 was co-administered with SC human immunoglobulin, trastuzumab, rituximab, or insulin. Plasma samples were obtained from evaluable subjects(More)
OBJECTIVE Parkinson's disease is characterized by profound motor deficits that result mainly as a consequence of degeneration of midbrain dopaminergic neurons. No current therapy slows or halts disease progression. Neurturin (NTN) and glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor have potent neuroprotective and neurorestorative effects on dopaminergic(More)
BACKGROUND Subcutaneous ondansetron facilitated by recombinant human hyaluronidase PH20 (rHuPH20) is an alternative for treating nausea/vomiting in patients who cannot receive ondansetron by other routes of administration. OBJECTIVE Based on preclinical results in minipigs, a Phase I study was designed to assess the tolerability and pharmacokinetic(More)
We have developed a therapeutic approach to wound repair involving immobilization of gene transfer vectors within biocompatible matrices (gene-activated matrix, or GAM). The matrix also serves as a scaffold for cellular in-growth and subsequent gene uptake and expression. An adenoviral vector encoding human platelet-derived growth factor-B delivered in(More)
Targeted vectors provide a number of advantages for systemic and local gene delivery strategies. Several groups have investigated the utility of using various ligands to alter the tropism of adenovirus (Ad) vectors. We have previously demonstrated that fibroblast growth factor (FGF) ligands can specifically target DNA transfection and Ad transduction(More)
OBJECTIVE Expression of Spam1/PH20 and its modulation of high/low molecular weight hyaluronan substrate have been proposed to play an important role in murine oligodendrocyte precursor cell (OPC) maturation in vitro and in normal and demyelinated central nervous system (CNS). We reexamined this using highly purified PH20. METHODS Steady-state expression(More)