: Nanoneedles can target nucleic acid transfection to primary cells at tissue interfaces with high efficiency and minimal perturbation. The corneal endothelium is an ideal target for nanoneedle-mediated RNA interference therapy aimed at enhancing its proliferative capacity, necessary for tissue regeneration. This work develops a strategy for siRNA nanoninjection to the human corneal endothelium. Nanoneedles can deliver p16-targeting siRNA to primary human corneal endothelial cells in vitro without toxicity. The nanoinjection of siRNA induces p16 silencing and increases cell proliferation, as monitored by ki67 expression. Furthermore, siRNA nanoinjection targeting the human corneal endothelium is nontoxic ex vivo, and silences p16 in transfected cells. These data indicate that nanoinjection can support targeted RNA interference therapy for the treatment of endothelial corneal dysfunction.

Nanoneedles Induce Targeted siRNA Silencing of p16 in the Human Corneal Endothelium / Maurizi, Eleonora; Martella, Davide Alessandro; Schiroli, Davide; Merra, Alessia; Mustfa, Salman Ahmad; Pellegrini, Graziella; Macaluso, Claudio; Chiappini, Ciro. - In: ADVANCED SCIENCE. - ISSN 2198-3844. - 9:33(2022), p. e2203257. [10.1002/advs.202203257]

Nanoneedles Induce Targeted siRNA Silencing of p16 in the Human Corneal Endothelium

Maurizi, Eleonora;Schiroli, Davide;Macaluso, Claudio
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2022-01-01

Abstract

: Nanoneedles can target nucleic acid transfection to primary cells at tissue interfaces with high efficiency and minimal perturbation. The corneal endothelium is an ideal target for nanoneedle-mediated RNA interference therapy aimed at enhancing its proliferative capacity, necessary for tissue regeneration. This work develops a strategy for siRNA nanoninjection to the human corneal endothelium. Nanoneedles can deliver p16-targeting siRNA to primary human corneal endothelial cells in vitro without toxicity. The nanoinjection of siRNA induces p16 silencing and increases cell proliferation, as monitored by ki67 expression. Furthermore, siRNA nanoinjection targeting the human corneal endothelium is nontoxic ex vivo, and silences p16 in transfected cells. These data indicate that nanoinjection can support targeted RNA interference therapy for the treatment of endothelial corneal dysfunction.
2022
Nanoneedles Induce Targeted siRNA Silencing of p16 in the Human Corneal Endothelium / Maurizi, Eleonora; Martella, Davide Alessandro; Schiroli, Davide; Merra, Alessia; Mustfa, Salman Ahmad; Pellegrini, Graziella; Macaluso, Claudio; Chiappini, Ciro. - In: ADVANCED SCIENCE. - ISSN 2198-3844. - 9:33(2022), p. e2203257. [10.1002/advs.202203257]
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