Author(s): Vorhies JS, Nemunaitis J
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Abstract The use of DNA vector-based short hairpin (sh)RNA for RNA interference shows promise as a precise means for the disruption of gene expression to achieve a therapeutic effect. The in vivo usage of shRNA therapeutics in cancer is limited by obstacles related to effective delivery into the nuclei of target cancer cells. Nonviral delivery vehicles that are relevant for shRNA delivery into humans belong to a group of substances about which significant preclinical data has been amassed to show an acceptable safety profile, resistance to immune defenses and good transfection efficiency. Here, we review the most promising current nonviral gene delivery vehicles with a focus on their potential use in cancer shRNA therapeutics.
This article was published in Expert Rev Anticancer Ther
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