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Krohn-Grimberghe M;Mitchell MJ;Schloss MJ;Khan OF;Courties G;Guimaraes PPG;Rohde D;Cremer S;Kowalski PS;Sun Y;Tan M;Webster J;Wang K;Iwamoto Y;Schmidt SP;Wojtkiewicz GR;Nayar R;Frodermann V;Hulsmans M;Chung A;Hoyer FF;Swirski FK;Langer R;Anderson DG;Nahrendorf M;
Nature Biomedical Engineering
Nanoparticle-encapsulated siRNAs for gene silencing in the haematopoietic stem-cell niche.
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Bone-marrow endothelial cells in the haematopoietic stem-cell niche form a network of blood vessels that regulates blood-cell traffic as well as the maintenance and function of haematopoietic stem and progenitor cells. Here, we report the design and in vivo performance of systemically injected lipid-polymer nanoparticles encapsulating small interfering RNA (siRNA), for the silencing of genes in bone-marrow endothelial cells. In mice, nanoparticles encapsulating siRNA sequences targeting the proteins stromal-derived factor 1 (Sdf1) or monocyte chemotactic protein 1 (Mcp1) enhanced (when silencing Sdf1) or inhibited (when silencing Mcp1) the release of stem and progenitor cells and of leukocytes from the bone marrow. In a mouse model of myocardial infarction, nanoparticle-mediated inhibition of cell release from the haematopoietic niche via Mcp1 silencing reduced leukocytes in the diseased heart, improved healing after infarction and attenuated heart failure. Nanoparticle-mediated RNA interference in the haematopoietic niche could be used to investigate haematopoietic processes for therapeutic applications in cancer, infection and cardiovascular disease.
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