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ISSUEWWW.CTSJOURNAL.COMACRT-SCTS Scholar AbstractsA-214 A TRANSLATIONAL Method TOWARD RNAI THERAPY FOR FSHD 1 Harper SQ title= fpsyg.2016.01503 1 The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, Usa OBJECTIVES: Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD) is a dominant genetic disorder caused by contraction of 4q35 D4Z4 repeats. FSHD is probably an epigenetic disorder in which D4Z4 contractions cause aberrant up-regulation of myotoxic genes. To date, no single gene has been definitively linked to FSHD pathogenesis. This insufficient understanding of your pathogenic mechanisms underlying FSHD has hindered development of successful therapies. RNA interference (RNAi) is emerging as an essential technique to treat dominant genetic issues, but requires precise gene targets. We're performing parallel studies to (1) identify prospective FSHD gene targets and (2) develop muscle-targeted RNAi techniques to treat dominant muscular dystrophies. Approaches AND POPULATION: To date, FRG1 will be the only FSHD candidate gene shown to result in dystrophy-related phenotypes in vivo, but its involvement in human FSHD remains unclear. DUX4 has not too long ago emerged as an FSHD candidate gene since it is situated in each and every D4Z4 repeat, elevated in FSHD myoblasts, and causes apoptosis in vitro. Within this study, we show the very first in vivo proof of DUX4 myotoxicity; At the scale from the website and its immediate environs, or Additionally, we created a therapeutic approach to knockdown FSHD candidate genes, which includes DUX4. Results: We discovered that DUX4 caused abnormalities constant with muscular dystrophy in animals, and that DUX4 myotoxicity was related to its capability to bind DNA as a transcription aspect, considering that DUX4 DNA binding domain mutants mutants weren't toxic. To establish proofof-principle for RNAi therapy, we created the initial pre-clinical RNAi technique to knockdown a putative FSHD candidate gene (FRG1). SIGNIFICANCE OF STUDY: With each other, title= fpsyg.2015.01865 our information recommend a part for DUX4 in FSHD pathogenesis, thereby justifying development of DUX4-targeted treatments. Additionally, our benefits assistance the feasibility of RNAi therapy for dominant muscular dystrophies, which includes FSHD. A-215 NEURONAL NITRIC OXIDE LOCALIZATION IN NON-DYSTROPHIC NEUROMUSCULAR Ailments Hedderick EF1, Simmers JL1, Corse AM1, Cohn RD1 1 Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, Usa OBJECTIVES: Neuronal nitric oxide synthase (nNOS),.An follicles, thereby interfering with normal physiological processes which are critical to maintaining fertility. In the present study, we aimed to standardize an alginate in vitro 3dimensional (3-D) follicle culture bioassay. Approaches AND POPULATION: Immature mouse ovaries were collected from 12-14 day-old pups and follicles were isolated followed by encapsulated into a 0.5 alginate bead. Then encapsulated follicles were cultured in growth media for 7, 14 and 21 days at 37 in the presence of five CO2. Maturation was determined by measuring the diameter of follicles containing oocytes at various time intervals. Benefits: Our final results demonstrate that this bioassay permits regular growth and improvement of follicles and oocytes. Moreover, we have employed this culture program to address the chemotherapy impact on growth and maturation of follicles. SIGNIFICANCE OF STUDY: These studies suggest that an in vitro 3-D follicle culture bioassay might be a valuable bioassay in characterizing the impact of chemotherapy on folliculogenesis, follicular and oocyte development, steroid secretion profile, and oocyte meiotic maturation capacity.S42 CTS VOLUME three . ISSUEWWW.CTSJOURNAL.COMACRT-SCTS Scholar AbstractsA-214 A TRANSLATIONAL Method TOWARD RNAI THERAPY FOR FSHD 1 Harper SQ title= fpsyg.2016.01503 1 The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, Usa OBJECTIVES: Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD) is really a dominant genetic disorder brought on by contraction of 4q35 D4Z4 repeats.