Published in Proteomics Weekly, January 19th, 2004
According to recent research published in the journal Blood, "using separate adeno-associated viral 2 (AAV2) vectors to deliver the heavy and light chains of factor VIII (FVIII) we have overcome the packaging limitations of AAV, achieving phenotypic correction of hemophilia A in mice. AAV vectors were constructed that use a liver-specific promoter and the cDNA sequences of either the human or canine heavy and light chains of FVIII. After intraportal vein injection of these vectors in hemophilia-A mice, therapeutic to superphysiologic levels of active FVIII were achieved in plasma in a...
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