Sustained expression of functional nerve growth factor in primary septo-hippocampal cell cultures by liposome-mediated gene transfer

K. Yang, F. Faustinella, J. J. Xue, J. Whitson, A. Kampfl, X. S. Mu, X. Zhao, G. Taglialatela, J. R. Perez-Polo, G. Clifton, R. L. Hayes

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Abstract

We examined liposome-mediated gene transfection of nerve growth factor (NGF) in primary central nervous system cultures. RT-PCR analyses detected increased expression of NGF mRNA one day after liposome-mediated NGF gene transfection. ELISA studies detected large increases in NGF protein in cells and in culture medium after NGF gene transfection. Cells continued to secrete NGF into the medium for at least 2 weeks. NGF bioassays confirmed that the NGF secreted after gene transfection was biologically active.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)291-294
Number of pages4
JournalNeuroscience Letters
Volume182
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 5 1994

Keywords

  • Gene transfer
  • Liposome
  • NGF
  • Septo-hippocampal cell culture

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)

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    Yang, K., Faustinella, F., Xue, J. J., Whitson, J., Kampfl, A., Mu, X. S., Zhao, X., Taglialatela, G., Perez-Polo, J. R., Clifton, G., & Hayes, R. L. (1994). Sustained expression of functional nerve growth factor in primary septo-hippocampal cell cultures by liposome-mediated gene transfer. Neuroscience Letters, 182(2), 291-294. https://doi.org/10.1016/0304-3940(94)90819-2