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Allele-Specific Gene Silencing in Osteogenesis Imperfecta
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Sciences.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Sciences.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Biochemistry and Microbiology.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Sciences.
2011 (English)In: Cartilage and Bone Development and Its Disorders / [ed] C. Camacho-Hübner, O. Nilsson, L. Sävendahl, 2011, 85-90 p.Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

OI is caused by mutations in the genes encoding for collagen type I COL1A1 and COL1A2, respectively. The patients suffer from bone fragility, and the severity can range from mild, with fractures in the youth, to lethal forms. Today, there is no effective treatment for the disorder. OI is caused by dominant negative mutations. A tempting approach to treat the disease would be to silence the allele carrying the mutation. This could in theory be done with siRNAs. Today, more than 800 various mutations are reported, and to create siRNA against a specific mutation is difficult. Instead, by developing siRNA against common polymorphic variations, it would be possible to silence the mutation by a standardized method regardless where the mutation is located on the allele. If the concept of allele-specific gene silencing by inhibitory RNA directed towards dominant negative mutations could be proven, this might be a novel approach to gene therapy in OI.

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2011. 85-90 p.
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Endocrine Development, ISSN 1421-7082 ; 21
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Medical and Health Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-166613ISI: 000297616000009ISBN: 978-3-8055-9792-0 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-166613DiVA: diva2:477314
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4th European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology (ESPE) Advanced Seminar in Developmental Endocrinology, June 30-July 1, 2010 Stockholm, SWEDEN
Available from: 2012-01-13 Created: 2012-01-12 Last updated: 2012-01-13Bibliographically approved

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