Published in Gene Therapy Weekly, March 11th, 2004
According to a study from the United States, "the envelope glycoprotein from vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV-G) has been used extensively to pseudotype lentiviral vectors, but has several drawbacks including cytotoxicity, potential for priming of immune responses against transgene products through efficient transduction of antigen-presenting cells (APCs) and sensitivity to inactivation by human complement. As an alternative to VSV-G, we extensively characterized lentiviral vectors pseudotyped with the gp64 envelope glycoprotein from baculovirus both in vitro and in vivo. We demonstrated for the...
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