Novel vectors for in vivo gene delivery to vascular tissue

White, K., Nicklin, S. and Baker, A. (2007) Novel vectors for in vivo gene delivery to vascular tissue. Expert Opinion on Biological Therapy, 7(6), pp. 809-821. (doi:10.1517/14712598.7.6.809)

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Abstract

Although some success has been achieved with gene delivery in animal models of vascular disorders, the results from some clinical trials have been less promising, possibly due, in part, to the use of suboptimal vectors for in vivo gene transfer. Non-viral vectors have a very low transfection efficiency so are largely unsuitable for most in vivo applications, and the relatively broad tropism of many of the commonly used viral vectors can limit efficient gene delivery specifically to target vascular tissues. However, characterisation of novel virus serotypes and advances in techniques that enable vectors to be targeted to the required tissue have led to progress in the development of novel vectors that could be utilised for gene delivery for vascular disorders.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Nicklin, Professor Stuart and Baker, Professor Andrew
Authors: White, K., Nicklin, S., and Baker, A.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences
Journal Name:Expert Opinion on Biological Therapy
Publisher:Informa Healthcare
ISSN:1471-2598

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