alexa Genetic delivery of enzymes for cancer therapy.
Medicine

Medicine

Drug Designing: Open Access

Author(s): Deonarain MP, Spooner RA, Epenetos AA, Deonarain MP, Spooner RA, Epenetos AA

Abstract Share this page

Abstract For many years, antibodies have been examined as means to deliver cytotoxic proteins to kill target cells (immunotoxins). More recently, there have been studies on enzymes that convert prodrugs to active drugs to kill target cells. The advances in gene therapy strategies now allow one to deliver the gene for the protein or enzyme as an alternative. This technique, although in its infancy, promises to overcome some of the problems associated with antibody-mediated delivery. Thymidine kinase and cytosine deaminase are some of the enzymes currently being exploited in this way, but more are on the horizon. However, more research is still needed to enable full exploitation of the transcriptional differences between tumour and normal cells so that more existing cancers can be treated in this way.
This article was published in Gene Ther and referenced in Drug Designing: Open Access

Relevant Expert PPTs

Relevant Speaker PPTs

Recommended Conferences

Relevant Topics

Peer Reviewed Journals
 
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
 
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

 
© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version
adwords