The main objectives of the Vector Core are to provide high quality self-complementary (sc) and single-stranded (ss) rAAV1 vectors and serologically screen NHP animals suitable for rAAV1 anti-viral studies. We will accomplish these goals through the following specific aims:
Aim 1. To design, create, produce and quality control test scAAV1 vector lots at different scales with a variety of transgenes and expression cassettes to serve the specific needs of other investigators of this program project. More specifically, 120 rhesus macaques will be enrolled for different studies over 5 years and hundreds of mice will used for pre-macaque evaluation. In average, we estimate that 15-20 vector lots will be produced annually to meet the needs of those studies.
Aim 2. To screen NHP populations for pre-existing immunity against AAV1 by using both in vitro and in vivo neutralizing antibody (NAB) assays to select AAV1-NAB free animals for vaccine and therapeutic studies. Pre-screening of NHP population to select the animals without preexisting neutralizing antibody (NAB) to rAAV1 is essential for rAAV1-mediated anti-HIV immunoadhesin gene transfer. Our data suggested that the serological prevalence of primate-derived AAVs in NHP populations ranges from 60-80%. This implies that we may have to screen more than 360 animals to identify 120 animals free of AAV1 NAB.
Aim 3. To develop novel and scalable rAAV production method for larger scale translational NHP studies and future clinical development of rAAV1-based anti- HIV vaccine and therapeutics. Our current AAV production system should meet the vector needs in the early stage of this program project. However, large scale vector production may become a bottle neck for larger translational NHP studies and future clinical development as well. We will utilize our extensive experience in developing various vector packaging cell lines and infection-based vector production system to develop a 293 cell infection-based novel and scalable production method to overcome this limitation.

Public Health Relevance

The Vector Core focuses on design, production and QC testing of rAAV- based antiviral therapeutics for non-human primate studies to protect them from SIV infection. These studies will help develop and evaluate therapeutics that may be used to control HIV-1 in humans.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
Type
Research Program Projects (P01)
Project #
4P01AI100263-05
Application #
9034534
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZAI1)
Project Start
Project End
Budget Start
2016-04-01
Budget End
2017-03-31
Support Year
5
Fiscal Year
2016
Total Cost
Indirect Cost
Name
Scripps Florida
Department
Type
DUNS #
148230662
City
Jupiter
State
FL
Country
United States
Zip Code
33458
Wang, Dan; Li, Jia; Song, Chun-Qing et al. (2018) Cas9-mediated allelic exchange repairs compound heterozygous recessive mutations in mice. Nat Biotechnol 36:839-842
Fetzer, Ina; Gardner, Matthew R; Davis-Gardner, Meredith E et al. (2018) eCD4-Ig Variants That More Potently Neutralize HIV-1. J Virol 92:
Yoon, Yeonsoo; Wang, Dan; Tai, Phillip W L et al. (2018) Streamlined ex vivo and in vivo genome editing in mouse embryos using recombinant adeno-associated viruses. Nat Commun 9:412
Zhang, Wei; Li, Linjing; Su, Qin et al. (2018) Gene Therapy Using a miniCEP290 Fragment Delays Photoreceptor Degeneration in a Mouse Model of Leber Congenital Amaurosis. Hum Gene Ther 29:42-50
Tai, Phillip W L; Xie, Jun; Fong, Kaiyuen et al. (2018) Adeno-associated Virus Genome Population Sequencing Achieves Full Vector Genome Resolution and Reveals Human-Vector Chimeras. Mol Ther Methods Clin Dev 9:130-141
Mou, Huihui; Zhong, Guocai; Gardner, Matthew R et al. (2018) Conditional Regulation of Gene Expression by Ligand-Induced Occlusion of a MicroRNA Target Sequence. Mol Ther 26:1277-1286
Wang, Dan; Gao, Guangping (2018) Taking a Hint from Structural Biology: To Better Understand AAV Transport across the BBB. Mol Ther 26:336-338
Wang, Dan; Li, Jia; Tran, Karen et al. (2018) Slow Infusion of Recombinant Adeno-Associated Viruses into the Mouse Cerebrospinal Fluid Space. Hum Gene Ther Methods 29:75-85
Wang, Dan; Li, Shaoyong; Gessler, Dominic J et al. (2018) A Rationally Engineered Capsid Variant of AAV9 for Systemic CNS-Directed and Peripheral Tissue-Detargeted Gene Delivery in Neonates. Mol Ther Methods Clin Dev 9:234-246
Lu, Yi; Tai, Phillip W L; Ai, Jianzhong et al. (2018) Transcriptome Profiling of Neovascularized Corneas Reveals miR-204 as a Multi-target Biotherapy Deliverable by rAAVs. Mol Ther Nucleic Acids 10:349-360

Showing the most recent 10 out of 46 publications