Philip Cheng Hin Ng

Learn More
Adenoviruses are robust gene delivery vectors in vivo, but are limited by their propensity to provoke strong innate and adaptive responses. Previous work has demonstrated that polyethylene glycol (PEG) modification of adenovirus can protect the vectors from preexisting and adaptive immune responses by reducing protein-protein interactions. To test whether(More)
Helper-dependent adenoviral vectors (HDAds) are devoid of all viral coding sequences and have demonstrated tremendous potential for gene therapy by providing increased cloning capacity (up to 37 kb) and long-term, high-level transgene expression in vivo with negligible toxicity. Currently, the most widely used method of producing HDAds is the Cre/loxP(More)
Helper-dependent (HD) adenoviral vectors devoid of all viral coding sequences have a large cloning capacity and have been reported to provide long-term transgene expression in vivo with negligible toxicity, making them attractive vectors for gene therapy. Currently, the most efficient means of generating HD vectors involves co-infecting 293 cells expressing(More)
Broad, multispecific CD4(+) and CD8(+) T-cell responses to the hepatitis C virus (HCV), as well as virus-cross-neutralizing antibodies, are associated with recovery from acute infection and may also be associated in chronic HCV patients with a favorable response to antiviral treatment. In order to recapitulate all of these responses in an ideal vaccine(More)
Helper-dependent adenoviral vectors possess a number of characteristics that make them attractive gene therapy vectors. These vectors are completely devoid of viral coding sequences and are able to mediate high-efficiency transduction in vivo to direct sustain high-level transgene expression with negligible chronic toxicity. This review focuses on advances(More)
Systemic intravascular delivery of adenoviral (Ad) vectors for liver-directed gene therapy has been widely employed because of its simplicity, noninvasiveness, and potential for high transduction. For first-generation Ad vectors (FGAd), this results in high but transient levels of transgene expression and long-term hepatotoxicity due to viral gene(More)
Gene transfer of CFTR cDNA to airway epithelia is a promising approach to treat cystic fibrosis (CF). Most gene transfer vectors use strong viral promoters even though the endogenous CFTR promoter is very weak. To learn whether expressing CFTR at a low level in a fraction of cells would correct Cl(-) transport, we mixed freshly isolated wild-type and CF(More)
Genetically modified adenoviruses (Ads) make attractive vectors for the delivery of exogenous DNA to mammalian cells for basic science and gene therapy applications. Ad vector production consists of (1) cloning a trangene into an infectious plasmid by in vivo recombination in bacteria, (2) rescuing and propagating the vector in complementing cells, and (3)(More)
All studies using human serotype 5 Adenovirus (Ad) vectors must address two major obstacles: safety and the presence of pre-existing neutralizing antibodies. Helper-Dependent (HD) Ads have been proposed as alternative vectors for gene therapy and vaccine development because they have an improved safety profile. To evaluate the potential of HD-Ad vaccines,(More)
In view of recent serious adverse events and advances in gene therapy technologies, the use of regulatable expression systems is becoming recognized as indispensable adjuncts to successful clinical gene therapy. In the present work we optimized high-capacity adenoviral (HC-Ad) vectors encoding the novel tetracycline-dependent (TetOn)-regulatory elements for(More)