T Lymphocyte Based HIV Gene Therapy Strategies

  • Tracy Gentry

Abstract

Diseases of the immune system have been the primary focus of gene therapy strategies targeted to T lymphocytes. These diseases include adenosine deaminase deficiency (ADA), purine nucleoside phosphorylase deficiency (PNP),leukocyte adhesion deficiency (LAD), and chronic granulomatus disease (CGD).1 Other disease states have also become candidates for gene therapy approaches such as treatment of tumors through modification of tumor infiltrating lymphocytes.2,3 The treatment of viral diseases including HIV, EBV and CMV infection with gene modified T lymphocytes is another area of intense research 44–19,57 T cells are attractive target cells for gene therapy strategies because they are easy to obtain from the peripheral blood and are relatively easy to expand, select and characterize.1,21–23

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Clay Lymphoma Tungsten Sarcoma Hull 

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