Gene Therapy for Myocardial Infarction

  • Ryuichi Morishita
  • Motokuni Aoki
  • Hidetsugu Matsushita
  • Yasufumi Kaneda
  • Jitsuo Higaki
  • Toshio Ogihara
Part of the Progress in Experimental Cardiology book series (PREC, volume 1)


The lack of efficient treatment for myocardial infarction remains an unresolved problem in the field of cardiovascular disease. Gene therapy may be a potential therapeutic strategy for the treatment of myocardial infarction. However, current methods of in vivo gene transfer into the heart are limited by their low efficiency and/or potential toxicity. In this chapter, we discussed the advantage of an efficient technique of gene and oligodeoxynucleotides (ODNs) transfer into the intact heart in vivo using the Sendai virus (HVJ: Hemagglutinating Virus of Japan)-liposome method. The potential gene therapy strategy for myocardial infarction is also discussed.


Gene Therapy Antisense ODNs Human Gene Therapy Gene Transfer Method Antisense Strategy 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ryuichi Morishita
    • 1
  • Motokuni Aoki
    • 1
  • Hidetsugu Matsushita
    • 1
  • Yasufumi Kaneda
    • 1
  • Jitsuo Higaki
    • 1
  • Toshio Ogihara
    • 1
  1. 1.Osaka University Medical SchoolJapan

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