Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorJubair, L
dc.contributor.authorFallaha, S
dc.contributor.authorMcMillan, NAJ
dc.description.abstractThe recent advancements in CRISPR/Cas9 engineering have resulted in the development of more targeted and potentially safer gene therapies. The challenge in the cancer setting is knowing the driver oncogenes responsible, and the translation of these therapies is hindered by effective and safe delivery methods to target organs with minimal systemic toxicities, on-target specificity of gene editing, and demonstrated lack of long-term adverse events. Using a model system based on cervical cancer, which is driven by the ongoing expression of the human papillomavirus E6 and E7 proteins, we show that CRISPR/Cas9 delivered systemically in vivo using PEGylated liposomes results in tumor elimination and complete survival in treated animals. We compared treatment and editing efficiency of two Cas9 variants, wild-type (WT) Cas9 and the highly specific FokI-dCas9, and showed that the latter was not effective. We also explored high-fidelity repair but found that repair was inefficient, occurring in 6%–8% of cells, whereas non-homologous end joining (NHEJ) was highly efficient, occurring in ∼80% of the cells. Finally, we explored the post gene-editing events in tumors and showed that cell death is induced by apoptosis. Overall, our work demonstrates that in vivo CRISPR/Cas editing treatment of preexisting tumors is completely effective despite the large payloads.
dc.publisher.placeUnited States
dc.relation.ispartofjournalMolecular Therapy
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMedical Microbiology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchClinical Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchBiological Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMedical and Health Sciences
dc.subject.keywordsgene editing
dc.titleSystemic Delivery of CRISPR/Cas9 Targeting HPV Oncogenes Is Effective at Eliminating Established Tumors
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationJubair, L; Fallaha, S; McMillan, NAJ, Systemic Delivery of CRISPR/Cas9 Targeting HPV Oncogenes Is Effective at Eliminating Established Tumors, Molecular Therapy, 2019
gro.description.notepublicThis publication has been entered into Griffith Research Online as an Advanced Online Version.
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorMcMillan, Nigel
gro.griffith.authorFallaha, Sora
gro.griffith.authorJubair, Luqman K.

Files in this item


There are no files associated with this item.

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

  • Journal articles
    Contains articles published by Griffith authors in scholarly journals.

Show simple item record