Low adenosine anti-sense oligonucleotide, compositions, kit and method for treatment of airway disorders associated with bronchoconstriction, lung inflammation, allergy(ies) and surfactant depletion
Nyce, Jonathan W.
An in vivo method of selectively delivering a nucleic acid to a target gene or mRNA comprises the topical admistration, e.g. to the respiratory system, of a subject of a therapeutic amount of an oligonucleotide that is antisense to the initiation codon region, coding region, 5' or 3' inton-exon junctions or regions within 2 to 10 nucleotides of the junctions of the target gene, or antisense to a mRNA complementary to the target gene in an amount effective to reach the target polynucleotide and reducing or inhibiting expression. Additionally, a method of treating and adenosine mediated effect is described also utilizing the delivery of antisense and in order to minimize triggering adenosine receptors by their metabolism, the administered oligos have a low content of or are essentially free of adenosine. The agent, composition and formulations are used for prophlactic, preventive and therapeutic treatment of ailments associated with impaired respiration, lung allergies and/or vasoconstriction, inflammation, allergies, allergic rhynitis, asthma, impeded respiration, lung pain, cystic fibrosis and bronchoconstriction.