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Adenoviral vectors-How to use them in cancer gene therapy?

Majhen, Dragomira; Ambriović-Ristov, Andreja
Adenoviral vectors-How to use them in cancer gene therapy? // Virus Research, 119 (2006), 121-133 (međunarodna recenzija, pregledni rad, znanstveni)

Adenoviral vectors-How to use them in cancer gene therapy?

Majhen, Dragomira ; Ambriović-Ristov, Andreja

Virus Research (0168-1702) 119 (2006); 121-133

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Radovi u časopisima, pregledni rad, znanstveni

Ključne riječi
Adenoviral vector; cancer gene therapy; retargeting

Gene therapy is most often described as a technique for introducing the foreign genetic material into cells with a correction of a dysfunctional gene as its final goal. Today, it is well known that cancer is one of the leading causes of mortality in the world. Besides classical methods for cancer treatment new strategies against cancer are needed. Although originally being designed as a treatment for monogenetic illness, soon after, gene therapy appeared as a potential new strategy in cancer therapy. One of the widely used vectors for cancer gene therapy is adenovirus. In this review we have described molecular biology of adenoviruses and basis for construction of adenoviral vectors. We have also described concepts for cancer gene therapy including their in vitro and in vivo application. Special attention is drawn toward retargeting of adenovirus as a new approach in vector design for cancer gene therapy, in order to restrict transgene expression in tumor tissue. This approach uses biophysical as well as genetic characteristics of tumor itself and its supporting tissue, allowing new "bypass" in cancer gene therapy.

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Institut "Ruđer Bošković", Zagreb

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