Published in Vaccine Weekly, July 12th, 2006
According to recent research published in the journal Cancer Research, "Suicide gene therapy with the herpes simplex virus thymidine kinase (HSV-TK) cDNA and ganciclovir can elicit cytotoxicity to transgene-expressing and nonexpressing bystander cells via transfer of ganciclovir phosphates through gap junctions. HeLa cells do not exhibit bystander cytotoxicity, although we showed recently that they...
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