EyeTherapy Blog News
UCL Gene Therapy Trial shows Benefit for up to Three Years After Treatment
Tue, 05 May 2015 14:44:39 +0000
We are delighted to be able to announce that yesterday, Monday 4th May, the long-term results of our RPE65 gene therapy trial for Leber Congenital Amaurosis Type 2 (LCA2) were published in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine. Begun in 2007, this was the world’s first-in-human trial of gene therapy to treat an inherited […]Read more...
UCL researchers solve a major riddle of retinal degeneration research!
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 10:11:36 +0000
Today a paper published in Nature Communications from the Gene and Cell Therapy Group at the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology has shed light on why, until now, it has not been possible to effectively restore vision in rd1 mice – the world’s major model for retinitis pigmentosa (RP). The rd1 mouse is a model of […]Read more...
Professor Ali honoured for his contribution to research into retinal disease
Mon, 08 Sep 2014 12:27:36 +0000
Professor Robin Ali, PhD, Professor of Human Molecular Genetics and Head of the Department of Genetics, UCL Institute of Opthalmology has been awarded the Pioneer Award for his work in proof-of-concept studies that have demonstrated the feasibility of using gene therapy and cell transplantation to treat dysfunction and degeneration of the cells […]Read more...
Gene and cell therapies for age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and diabetic eye disease
Gene therapy to control the damaging growth of blood vessels
Inhibition of retinal neovascularisation by gene transfer of soluble VEGF receptor sFlt-1. JWB Bainbridge, A Mistry, M De Alwis, E Paleolog, A Baker, AJ Thrasher and RR Ali Gene Ther. 2002; 9 (5): 320-326
EIAV vector-mediated delivery of endostatin or angiostatin inhibits angiogenesis and vascular hyperpermeability in experimental CNV. KS Balaggan, K Binley, M Esapa, Re MacLaren, S Iqball, Y Duran, RA Pearson, O Kan, SE Barker, AJ Smith, JWB Bainbridge, S Naylor and RR Ali Gene Ther. 2006; 13 (15):1153-1165
Models of disease
Differential modulation of retinal degeneration by Ccl2 and Cx3cr1 chemokine signalling. UF Luhmann, CA Lange, S Robbie, PM Munro, JA Cowing, HE Armer, V Luong, LS Carvalho, RE MacLaren, FW Fitzke, JW Bainbridge and RR Ali PLoS One 2012; 7 (4): e35551
The Drusen-like phenotype in aging Ccl2 knockout mice is caused by an accelerated accumulation of swollen autofluorescent subretinal macrophages. UF Luhmann, S Robbie, PM Munro, SE Barker, Y Duran V Luong, FW Fitzke, J Bainbridge, RR Ali & R MacLaren. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2009; 50 (12): 5934-43
Von Hippel-Lindau protein in the RPE is essential for the normal ocular growth and vascular development. CAK Lange, UFO Luhmann, FM Moway, EL West, H Sayed, AJ Smith, JC Sodewn, PH Maxwell, RR Ali and JW Bainbridge Development 2012; 139 (13): 2340-50
HIF-1alpha and HIF-2alpha are differentially activated in distinct cell populations in retinal ischaemia. FM Mowat, UF Luhmann, AJ Smith, C Lange, Y Duran, S Harten, D Shukla, PH Maxwell, RR Ali and JW Bainbridge. PLoS One 2010; 5 (6): e11103
Clinical disease mechanisms
distribution in advanced poliferative diabetic retinopathy.
CA Lange, P Stavrakas, UF Luhmann, DJ de Silva, RR Ali, ZJ Gregor & JW Bainbridge Am J Ophthalmol. 2011;152 (3): 406-412
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