Published in Gene Therapy Weekly, March 27th, 2003
According to a study from the People's Republic of China, "the human adenovirus type 5 (Ad5) early-region 1A (E1A) proteins have been shown to have strong tumor-suppressive activities in human tumor cells and to enhance the sensitivity of a variety of malignant tumors to apoptosis induced by ionizing radiation and chemotherapeutic agents."
"However, the inherent limitations of E1A gene therapy prevent its application, such as the efficiency of expression, precision of targeting, and toxicity of vector. This prompted us to construct an E1A expression vector (pPIC9/E1A) and express...
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