Martha A Dipietro

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Despite recent progress, systemic delivery remains the major hurdle for development of safe and effective small inhibitory RNA (siRNA)-based therapeutics. Encapsulation of siRNA into liposomes is a promising option to overcome obstacles such as low stability in serum and inefficient internalization by target cells. However, a major liability of liposomes is(More)
The insect steroid hormone 20-hydroxyecdysone works through a ligand-activated nuclear receptor, the ecdysone receptor (EcR), which plays critical roles in insect development and reproduction. The EcR has been exploited to develop insecticides to control pests and gene switches for gene regulation. Recently reported crystal structures of the EcR protein(More)
To develop a tool based on siRNA-mediated knockdown of hepatic P450 oxidoreductase (POR) to decrease the CYP-mediated metabolism of small molecule drugs that suffer from rapid metabolism in vivo, with the aim of improving plasma exposure of these drugs. siRNA against the POR gene was delivered using lipid nanoparticles (LNPs) into rats. The time course of(More)
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