Papers 11

  1. Identification and functional characterization of cytoplasmic determinants of plasmid DNA nuclear import.
    Munkonge FM et al., J Biol Chem. 2009 Sep 25;284(39):26978-87. doi: 10.1074/jbc.M109.034850. Epub 2009 Jul 28.
  2. Emerging significance of plasmid DNA nuclear import in gene therapy.
    Munkonge FM et al., Adv Drug Deliv Rev. 2003 Jun 16;55(6):749-60.
  3. Measurement of halide efflux from cultured and primary airway epithelial cells using fluorescence indicators.
    Munkonge FM et al., J Cyst Fibros. 2004 Aug;3 Suppl 2:171-6.
  4. Assessment of CFTR function after gene transfer in vitro and in vivo.
    Griesenbach U et al., Methods Mol Biol. 2008;433:229-42. doi: 10.1007/978-1-59745-237-3_14.
  5. Limitations of the murine nose in the development of nonviral airway gene transfer.
    Griesenbach U et al., Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2010 Jul;43(1):46-54. doi: 10.1165/rcmb.2009-0075OC. Epub 2009 Jul 31.
  6. Assessment of the nuclear pore dilating agent trans-cyclohexane-1,2-diol in differentiated airway epithelium.
    Griesenbach U et al., J Gene Med. 2012 Jul;14(7):491-500. doi: 10.1002/jgm.2643.
  7. The use of carboxymethylcellulose gel to increase non-viral gene transfer in mouse airways.
    Griesenbach U et al., Biomaterials. 2010 Mar;31(9):2665-72. doi: 10.1016/j.biomaterials.2009.12.005. Epub 2009 Dec 21.
  8. CFTR gene transfer reduces the binding of Pseudomonas aeruginosa to cystic fibrosis respiratory epithelium.
    Davies JC et al., Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 1997 Jun;16(6):657-63.
  9. Non-invasive liposome-mediated gene delivery can correct the ion transport defect in cystic fibrosis mutant mice.
    Alton EW et al., Nat Genet. 1993 Oct;5(2):135-42.
  10. Sendai virus-mediated CFTR gene transfer to the airway epithelium.
    Ferrari S et al., Gene Ther. 2007 Oct;14(19):1371-9. Epub 2007 Jun 28.
  11. CpG-free plasmids confer reduced inflammation and sustained pulmonary gene expression.
    Hyde SC et al., Nat Biotechnol. 2008 May;26(5):549-51. doi: 10.1038/nbt1399. Epub 2008 Apr 27.

Abstracts 2

  1. Novel CPG-Depleted and Codon-Optimised CFTR CDNAs Maintain the Structure and Function of CFTR Protein.
    Varathalingam A et al.,The North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference (2005)
  2. Novel CpG depleted and codon optimised CFTR cDNAs maintain the structure and fuction of CFTR protein.
    Varathalingam A et al.,British Society of Gene Therapy Conference (2006)


Large scale lentivirus production in suspension culture.


Proposed 3D model of the CFTR protein.


Human airway liquid interface cultures transduced with a lentivirus expressing Luciferase.