asialoglycoprotein receptor


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a·si·a·lo·gly·co·pro·tein re·cep·tor

a surface receptor found in hepatocytes that binds galactose-terminal glycoproteins; thus, this receptor removes those proteins from circulation and they are in turn acted on by hepatocyte lysosomes.
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Earlier research hinted that another cell-surface molecule, the asialoglycoprotein receptor, is an entry point for Marburg virus.
GalNAc-siRNA conjugates are a proprietary Alnylam delivery platform and are designed to achieve targeted delivery of RNAi therapeutics to hepatocytes through uptake by the asialoglycoprotein receptor.
For example, competition for clearance by the asialoglycoprotein receptor of the liver between asialylated intestinal ALP and asialoglycoproteins can lead to increased serum concentrations of intestinal ALP (5).
GalNAc-conjugate siRNA are designed to achieve targeted delivery of RNAi therapeutics to hepatocyte cells of the liver through uptake by the asialoglycoprotein receptor.
Our patient had tested negative for acute and chronic viral hepatitis as well as asialoglycoprotein receptor antibodies.
The technology is designed to enable direct intravenous injection of "gene drugs" targeted specifically to the asialoglycoprotein receptor on liver cells.
Further, iLNPs were engineered with the carbohydrate N-acetylgalactosamine (GalNAc) to achieve targeting to the asialoglycoprotein receptor (ASGPR) as an alternative targeting strategy for the hepatic delivery of RNAi therapeutics.
The receptor, called the asialoglycoprotein receptor, facilitates entry of the complex into the cell.
Senior Vice President of Science and Medical Affairs said, "This manuscript provides a detailed correlation between the size and shape of compacted DNA complexes and successful targeting of liver cells expressing the asialoglycoprotein receptor.
Autoantibodies to asialoglycoprotein receptor, which is expressed on the surface of hepatocytes, were found in 50-80% of patients with AIH (24, 25).

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