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Journal of Molecular Medicine

, Volume 73, Issue 3, pp 103–105 | Cite as

Gene transfer by viral vectors for gene therapy

  • Y. Becker
  • G. Darai
Editorial

Conclusions

The search for useful virus vectors and for improvements in currently available retrovectors which may have the capability of transportation by natural transport systems in the human body will open effective ways for targeting human genes to specific cells in tissues in situ. Genetic engineering of virus vectors is a subject of prime importance to the developing gene therapy protocols in humans.

Key words

Genetherapy Adenovirus Herpesvirus Retrovirus Thymidine kinase Cancer Viral vectors 

Abbreviations

HSV

Herpes simplex virus

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Y. Becker
    • 1
  • G. Darai
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Molecular VirologyInstitute of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Hebrew University of JerusalemJerusalemIsrael
  2. 2.Institute for Medical Virology, University of HeidelbergHeidelbergGermany

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