Long term correction of bilirubin-UDP-glucuronosyltransferase deficiency in Gunn rats by administration of a recombinant adenovirus during the neonatal period.


Injection of a recombinant adenovirus expressing human bilirubin-UGT1 (Ad-hBUGT1) (3 x 10(9) plaque-forming units (pfu) intravenously) in adult bilirubin-UDP-glucuronosyltransferase-1 (BUGT1)-deficient Gunn rats resulted in biliary excretion of bilirubin glucuronides and a 70% reduction of serum bilirubin levels. However, the effect was transient, and host… (More)