Gene therapy with insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I) to restore
the cognitive function in the senile rat

Team of work

Principal InvestigatorMorel

Morel, Gustavo Ramón

Gómez Martínez, Carlos D.Gómez Martínez


Lehmann, MarianneLehmann

Research Fellow

Gallardo, Maria DelfinaGallardo

Research Fellow

Canatelli Mallat, MartinaCanatelli

Research Fellow

Chiavellini, PriscilaChiavellini

Research Fellow

Diana Camila PasquiniPasquini

Ad-Honorem Doctorate

Collaborators from other institutions

Ogundele, Olalekan Michael
Department of Comparative Biomedical Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA.

Outeiro, Tiago
Department of Neurodegeneration and Restorative Research, Center for Nanoscale Microscopy and Molecular Physiology of the Brain, University Medical Center Göttingen, Göttingen, Alemania.

Abba, Martín Carlos
Centro de Investigaciones Inmunológicas Básicas y Aplicadas (CINIBA), Facultad de Ciencias Médicas, (UNLP).

Cambiaggi, Vanina
Facultad de Ciencias Veterinarias. U.N.L.P. La Plata. Prov. de Buenos Aires. Argentina.

Hereñú, Claudia B.
IFEC- Facultad de Ciencias Químicas, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Córdoba.

Lacunza, Ezequiel
Centro de Investigaciones Inmunológicas Básicas y Aplicadas (CINIBA), Facultad de Ciencias Médicas, (UNLP).

Portinasky, E. L.
Facultad de Ciencias Veterinarias. U.N.L.P. La Plata. Prov. de Buenos Aires. Argentina.

Zuccolilli, Gustavo
Facultad de Ciencias Veterinarias. U.N.L.P. La Plata. Prov. de Buenos Aires. Argentina.

Line overview

In several animal species, ageing process usually leads to alterations in plasticity and in synaptic transmission in different brain regions, and correlates with alterations in memory and learning. Our group of investigation has a vast experience in the study of the Sprague-Dawley senile female rat as a model of spontaneous ageing with age.
One of the aims of the present line is to characterize the hippocampus and the brain structures related to senile rat (28 months of age) and middle-aged rat (12 months of age), which show age-related cognitive deficit. The characterization is carried out from the cognitive, histopathological and molecular level.
Cognitive function is evaluated using the Barnes maze, which determines the assessment of spatial memory, in addition to other methods to determine spatial discrimination and characteristics of objects (SOR and NOR, respectively).
In histopathology, immunomarking techniques are applied (immunohistochemistry and immunofluorescence), bright field microscopy, fluorescence, and confocal microscopy with stereology-based morphometric methods.
At the molecular level, gene expression is mainly evaluated by PCR or RNAseq.
Another objective is to imitate or reinforce the protective mechanisms which are found diminished or depleted in brain ageing. As therapeutic strategy we use gene therapy, and as biotechnological tool we have built adenoviral and lentiviral vectors carrying genes such as IGF-I, GDNF, TYROBP and Yamanaka genes (Sox2, c-Myc, Klf4 and Oct4).

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Identification of a conserved gene signature associated with an exacerbated inflammatory environment in the hippocampus of aging rats.
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Hypothalamic insulin-like growth factor-I gene therapy prolongs estral cyclicity and protects ovarian structure in middle-aged female rats.
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Role of copper and cholesterol association in the neurodegenerative process.
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Estradiol and testosterone regulate arginine-vasopressin expression in SH-SY5Y human female neuroblastoma cells through estrogen receptors-α and -β.
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Prenatal stress increases the expression of proinflammatory cytokines and exacerbates the inflammatory response to LPS in the hippocampal formation of adult male mice.
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Neonatal thymulin gene therapy prevents ovarian dysgenesis and attenuates reproductive derangements in nude female mice.
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Role of thymulin on the somatotropic axis in vivo.
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Selective oestrogen receptor modulators decrease the inflammatory response of glial cells.
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Increased romatase expression in the hippocampus of spontaneously hypertensive rats: effects of estradiol administration.
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Cytotoxic and genotoxic effects of defence secretion of Ulomoides dermestoides on A549 cells.
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Increased number of neurons in the cervical spinal cord of aged female rats.
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2011. PloS One, 6: e22537

Insulin-like growth factor I gene delivery to astrocytes reduces their inflammatory response to lipopolysaccharide.
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2011. Neuroinflammation, 8: 21

Restorative effect of intracerebroventricular Insulin-like Growth Factor-I gene therapy on motor performance in aging rats.
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Thymulin-based gene therapy and pituitary function in animal models of aging.
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Morphological effects on the corticotrope population by thymulin gene therapy in nude mice.
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2011. Histology and Histopathology; 26: 471-479

Thymulin gene therapy prevents the histomorphometric changes induced by thymulin deficiency in the thyrotrope population of mice.
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2011. Cells, Tissues, Organs, 194: 67-75

Long-term deficiency of circulating and hippocampal insulin-like growth factor I induces depressive behavior; adult mice: a potential model of geriatric depression.
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Morphological changes induced by insulin-like growth factor-I gene therapy in pituitary cell populations in experimental prolactinomas.
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Glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor gene therapy ameliorates chronic hyperprolactinemia in senile rats.
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Decrease in PTEN and increase in Akt expression and neuron size in aged rat spinal cord.
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The ependymal route for insulin-like growth factor-1 gene therapy in the brain.
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The thymus-neuroendocrine axis: physiology, molecular biology and therapeutic potential of the thymic peptide thymulin.
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Effect of insulin-like growth factor- I gene therapy on the somatotropic axis in experimental prolactinomas.
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Estrogen inhibits tuberoinfundibular dopaminergic neurons but does not cause irreversible damage.
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Insulin-like growth factor-I gene therapy reverses morphologic changes and reduces hyperprolactinemia in experimental rat prolactinomas.
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Dopaminergic mesencephalic systems and motor performance in very old rats.
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Preventive action of neonatal gene therapy with the thymic hormone thymulin on the ovarian atrophy of adult nude mice.
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Potential of gene therapy for restoration of endocrine thymic function in thymus-deficient animal models.
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Potential of gene therapy for restoration of endocrine thymic function in thymus-deficient animal models.
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PTTG expression in different experimental and human prolactinomas in relation to dopaminergic control of lactotropes.
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Fatty acid profiles in hepatic membranes of rats with different levels of circulating estrogen and prolactin.
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Restorative effect of Insulin-like Growth Factor-I Gene Therapy in the Hypothalamus ofsenile rats with Dopaminergic dysfunction.
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Thymulin gene therapy prevents the reduction in circulating gonadotropins induced by thymulin deficiency in mice.
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Medicina regenerativa para el tratamiento de enfermedades nuerodegenerativas.
López-León, M: Goya, R. G.
2015. Universidad de Murcia (Master); 5º Ed.; Viguera Editores SLU; Barcelona. Capítulo en el libro “Desordenes del Movimientro”

Gene Delivery Systems.
Pereyra, A. S; Hereñu, C. B.; Romanovsky, V; Zgela, V; Bakic, S.
2013. Editorial InTech, p. 165-192. ISBN 978-953-51-1207-5

Neuroendocrine system and aging: growth hormone, thyroid stimulating hormone, prolactin and insulin.
Sonntag William, E; Hereñú, C. B; Goya, R. G.
2008. New York. New Encyclopedia of Neuroscience

Neuroendocrine Aging: Pituitary-metabolism.
Sonntag W. E; Hereñú, C. B.
2006. New Encyclopedia of Neuroscience; p. 1-18

Premio al mejor trabajo en investigación básica en el 2º Congreso Internacional de la Facultad de Cs Médicas de la UNLP.
Trabajo: Pardo, J; Abba, M; Lacunza, E; Schwerdt, J; Cónsole, G; Outeiro, T; Morel, G; Goya, R. “Expresión génica diferencial de hipocampo en un modelo de envejecimiento cerebral tratado con terapia génica de largo plazo”. Presentación oral. Noviembre 2015.

Distinción otorgada al trabajo científico: “Transferencia génica asistida por campos magnéticos: estudios en células gliales”. Pardo, J; Sosa, Y. E; Reggiani, P. C; Arciniegas, M. L; Sánchez, F; Goya, R. G.
ActaBioqClinLatinoam. 47 (2): 399-406 (2013) por parte de la Asociación de Prensa Científica de la República Argentina, para su publicación en un número especial, dedicado a la difusión de los diez trabajos científicos argentinos más destacados del año 2014, de edición binacional portugués-español del Acta Bioquímica Clínica Latinoamericana.

“Profesor Dr. Samuel M. Mc Cann 2007”
Otorgado por la Sociedad Argentina de Fisiología en el marco de la Reunión 2007, realizada conjuntamente con las Sociedades Argentinas de Investigación clínica e Inmunología. Mar del Plata, 24 de noviembre de 2007.
Otorgado según el dictamen del jurado, al mejor trabajo sobre Neuroinmunoendocri- nología, titulado: Terapia génica neonatal para el péptido tímico timulina como estrategia preventiva de las alteraciones ováricas en el ratón congenitamenteatímico.
Reggiani, P. C; Barbeito, C. G; Flamini, M. A; Cónsole , G.M; Rodríguez, S. S, Dardenne, M; Goya, R. G.

“Profesor Doctor Manuel Litter”
Otorgado por la Asociación Médica Argentina y la Sociedad Argentina de Farmacología y Terapéutica. Buenos Aires, 5 de noviembre de 2007.
Al mejor trabajo científico titulado: Restauración de de la función reproductiva en ratones inmunodeficientes por medio de terapia génica con el gen del péptido timulina.
Reggiani, P. C; Martínez, E.V; Camihort, G. A; Luna, G. C; Brown, O. A; Goya, R. G; Cónsole, G. M.

“2000 Eukanuba Prize”
Al mejor trabajo argentino sobre medicina veterinaria, presentado en "The North American Veterinary Conference". January 13 al 17, 2001, Orlando, USA.
Título: Growth hormone reference range and stimulation tests in intact dogs. Corrada, Y. A; Goya, R. G; Gobello, M. C.

“Premio Sandoz”
Al mejor poster presentado en el 186th Meeting of the Society for Endocrinology, Londres, 22 - 23 noviembre de 1995. Conjuntamente recibido con Castro, M. G; Lowenstein, P. R; Sosa, Y. E.

“Premio bienal FABA 1993”
Otorgado por la Federación Bioquímica de la Provincia de Buenos Aires.
Trabajo: "Hormonas tímicas como mediadoras de la integración inmuno-gonadotropa". Brown, O. A; Sosa, Y, E; Goya, R. G.

Invitado por la Fundación SANDOZ para Investigaciones Gerontológicas, para participar, como representante único de la región latinoamericana, en el Simposio Internacional "Mechanisms of Homeostasis in Aging", llevado a cabo en Basilea, Suiza, en marzo de 1992

2º Premio Latinoamericano de Gerontología
Otorgado por la Federación Latinoamericana de Gerontología y Geriatría a los 3 mejores trabajos científicos presentados durante el 6º Congreso Latinoamericano de Gerontologia y Geriatría celebrado en Buenos Aires- 2 al 7 de octubre de 1988.
Título: "Cambios en los perfiles secretorios de somatotrofina y tirotrofina durante el envejecimiento en la rata".

Medalla y diploma otorgados por el Colegio de Bioquímicos de la Provincia de Buenos Aires al mejor egresado de la promoción 1982 en la Facultad de Ciencias Exactas de la Universidad Nacional de La Plata.

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