Published in Gene Therapy Weekly, October 21st, 2004
"Oncolytic or tumor-selective adenoviruses are constructed as novel antiglioma therapies. After infection, the invading genetic adenoviral material is activated within the host cell. E1A and E1B adenoviral proteins are expressed immediately," according to scientists in the United States.
"E1A protein interacts with cell cycle regulatory proteins, such as retinoblastoma (Rb), driving the cell into the S phase and ensuing viral replication. The action of E1A stimulates the cellular p53 tumor suppressor system, which results in growth arrest or apoptosis, and halts adenovirus...
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