Oxford Symposia - 2nd Annual


Antisense & Therapeutic Nucleic Acids

06 April 2016, St Hilda's College, Oxford, UK

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Posters and guidelines

Guidelines for poster preparation

Please prepare your poster in A1 portrait format (59cm wide x 84cm long). Do not laminate your poster, or use heavy material to print your poster. Further information about poster sizes can be found on the following link:

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Maximum capacity 10 A1 potrait posters

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Accepted posters

(Presenters in Bold)

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Efficient delivery of antisense agents using endocytic back fusion

Paul D. R. Dyer1, Susan A. Shorter1, Alex S. Gollings1, Monique M. A. Patrick1, Mark Eccleston2, Simon C. W. Richardson1

1 IDS laboratory, Faculty of Engineering and Science, University of Greenwich, Kent, UK,
2 Oncolytika Ltd., 1 The Furs, Eli, Cambridge, UK

Ineffectual cytosolic delivery and vector toxicity contribute to the limited use of antisense oligonucleotides (ASOs) as therapeutics. Anthrax toxin (Atx) requires cytosolic access, attenuation is facile, and it has been used here as part of a novel ASO delivery system, inhibiting Syntaxin5 (Synt5) expression. The conjugation of ASOs was achieved via the in-frame fusion of the S. cerevisiae DNA binding protein (GAL4) to an attenuated truncation of Atx lethal factor (LFn). Microscopic examination revealed that Texas-Red labeled analogues of LFn-GAL4 could be readily visualized in the cytosol, distribution diminished over a 24h period peaking at 4h. This observation was supported by subcellular fractionation, where epitope labeled LFn-GAL4 was readily detected in a crude cytosolic fraction as described by a variety of cytosolic (LDH) integral membrane (LAMP1) and peripheral membrane (EEA1) immunological markers…

Functionalising DNA nanostructures with aptamers for molecular recognition and dynamic response

Marco S L Tang1, Maia Godonoga2, Andrew B Kinghorn1, Yee-Wai Cheung1, Jonathan Heddle3

and Julian A. Tanner1

School of Biomedical Sciences, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
2 RIKEN, Saitama, Japan
3 Malapolska Centre of Biotechnology, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland

DNA aptamers are useful tools for molecular recognition which can be simply integrated into DNA nanostructures for molecular recognition with various potential applications in therapeutics and diagnostics. Here, we present integration of aptamers specific for the malaria biomarker Plasmodium falciparum lactate dehydrogenase into DNA origami scaffolds. Integrated aptamers can capture target biomarker as evidenced by atomic force microscopy (AFM). The captured protein retains enzymatic activity and was observed dynamically using high-speed AFM…