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Viral Vectors for Treating Diseases of the Nervous System

1st Edition, Volume 55 - August 22, 2003

Editor: David S. Latchman

Language: English
Hardback ISBN:
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Gene therapy offers considerable potential for the treatment of various incurable diseases of the nervous system. Viral Vectors for Treating Disease of the Nervous System de… Read more

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Gene therapy offers considerable potential for the treatment of various incurable diseases of the nervous system. Viral Vectors for Treating Disease of the Nervous System describes a number of different viral vectors developed for achieving high efficiency gene delivery to the brain. Vectors described include those based on adenovirus, adeno-associated virus, Herpes Simplex Virus, lentivirus, and other retroviruses. It also discusses the potential application of such viruses in treating brain tumors, Parkinson's disease, and other diseases of the nervous system.