Development of siRNA Therapeutics for the Treatment of Liver Diseases.

Journal: Methods In Molecular Biology (Clifton, N.J.)
Treatment Used: siRNA Therapeutics
Number of Patients: 0
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Overview: This article discusses the use of small interfering RNA (siRNA)-based therapeutics in the treatment of patients with liver diseases.

Conclusion: Patisiran has been approved for the treatment of hereditary transthyretin amyloidosis and givosiran for the treatment of acute hepatic porphyria.

Abstract

Small interfering RNA (siRNA)-based therapeutics holds the promise to treat a wide range of human diseases that are currently incurable using conventional therapies. Most siRNA therapeutic efforts to date have focused on the treatment of liver diseases due to major breakthroughs in the development of efficient strategies for delivering siRNA drugs to the liver. Indeed, the development of lipid nanoparticle-formulated and GalNAc-conjugated siRNA therapeutics has resulted in recent FDA approvals of the first siRNA-based drugs, patisiran for the treatment of hereditary transthyretin amyloidosis and givosiran for the treatment of acute hepatic porphyria, respectively. Here, we describe the current strategies for delivering siRNA drugs to the liver and summarize recent advances in clinical development of siRNA therapeutics for the treatment of liver diseases.

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