Liposome-mediated transfer of nitric oxide synthase gene improves renal function in ureteral obstruction in rats
Nitric Oxide Synthase
This study demonstrates the feasibility of liposome-mediated iNOS gene transfer into the kidney. Furthermore, the improvement of renal function in UUO demonstrates that the transfected iNOS gene is active and suggests that decreased iNOS activity contributes to the decreased renal function in UUO. This iNOS construct may have therapeutic utility in the pathophysiologic sequelae of UUO and other renal diseases.