Transbronchial administration of adenoviral-mediated interleukin-10 gene to the donor improves function in a pig lung transplant model

S. Martins, M. de Perrot, Y. Imai, M. Yamane, S. M. Quadri, L. Segall, A. Dutly, S. Sakiyama, A. Chaparro, B. L. Davidson, T. K. Waddell, M. Liu, S. Keshavjee

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Abstract

Interleukin-10 (IL-10) gene transfection of donor lungs prior to transplantation is an attractive strategy to reduce ischemia-reperfusion induced lung injury. However, experimental data with gene therapy in large animal models of lung transplantation are generally lacking. We have developed a simple clinically applicable technique for adenoviral-mediated gene delivery of human IL-10 to the lung of large animals that provides homogenous gene expression after 12-24 h of transfection. Using this technique of gene delivery, we have studied the dynamics of adenoviral gene delivery to the lung in the setting of lung transplantation. Although there is a persistent inflammatory response to the adenoviral vector, we achieved significant expression of human IL-10 in lung tissue before lung retrieval to obviate the deleterious impact of the adenoviral vector on the donor lung. The administration of adenoviral-mediated human IL-10 to the donor lung reduced ischemia-reperfusion injury and improved graft function after lung transplantation in this pig lung transplantation model. Transfection of adenoviral-mediated human IL-10 to the donor lung prevented the release of inflammatory cytokines such as IL-6 in lung tissue and plasma. We have demonstrated that IL-10 gene therapy has significant potential to prevent or treat the inflammatory response associated with ischemia-reperfusion injury in lung transplantation. In the future, IL-10 gene therapy could also be used for immunomodulation or tolerance induction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1786-1796
Number of pages11
JournalGene Therapy
Volume11
Issue number24
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2004
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Adenovirus
  • Cytokines
  • Interleukin-10
  • Ischemia-reperfusion injury
  • Lung transplantation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Medicine
  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics

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    Martins, S., de Perrot, M., Imai, Y., Yamane, M., Quadri, S. M., Segall, L., Dutly, A., Sakiyama, S., Chaparro, A., Davidson, B. L., Waddell, T. K., Liu, M., & Keshavjee, S. (2004). Transbronchial administration of adenoviral-mediated interleukin-10 gene to the donor improves function in a pig lung transplant model. Gene Therapy, 11(24), 1786-1796. https://doi.org/10.1038/sj.gt.3302357