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Retroviral transduction and engraftment ability of primate hematopoietic progenitor and stem cells transduced under serum-free versus serum-containing conditions.

The ability to efficiently transduce hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells under serum-free conditions would be desirable for safety and standardization of clinical gene therapy protocols. Using rhesus macaques, we studied the transduction efficiency and engraftment ability of CD34-enriched SCF/G-CSF mobilized progenitor cells (PBSC) transduced with standard amphotropic marking vectors under serum-free and serum-containing conditions. Supernatants were collected from producer cells 16 hours after serum-free medium or medium containing 10% fetal calf serum was added. Vector titers were approximately two- to threefold higher when producer cells were cultured in serum-containing medium. However, retroviral transduction of rhesus CFU-GM was improved using serum-free vector-containing medium. For analysis of engraftment with transduced cells, three macaques had CD34+ peripheral blood stem cells split into two fractions for transduction. One fraction was transduced using serum-free vector-containing medium, and the other fraction was transduced using standard serum-containing medium. The two fractions were re-infused simultaneously following total body irradiation. In all three animals, there was equivalent marking from both vectors for 7-9 months post-transplantation. These data are encouraging regarding the removal of serum-containing medium from clinical hematopoietic cell transduction protocols, given the lack of a detrimental effect on transduction and engraftment with transduced cells.[1]

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  1. Retroviral transduction and engraftment ability of primate hematopoietic progenitor and stem cells transduced under serum-free versus serum-containing conditions. Kluge, K.A., Bonifacino, A.C., Sellers, S., Agricola, B.A., Donahue, R.E., Dunbar, C.E. Mol. Ther. (2002) [Pubmed]
 
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