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Gene therapy in the treatment of intestinal inflammation

  • Catherine van Montfrans
  • Anje A. te Velde
  • Sander J. H. van Deventer
  • Maria Sol Rodriguez Pena
Review

Abstract

Background

Local expression of anti-inflammatory or immunoregulatory genes may offer an alternative treatment of gastrointestinal inflammation.

Discussion

We review the basic requirements for gene therapy, the possible routes of delivery, and the different strategies for specific targeting focusing on gastrointestinal inflammation.

Keywords

Gene therapy Gastrointestinal inflammation Retroviral vector Interleukin-10 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Catherine van Montfrans
    • 1
  • Anje A. te Velde
    • 1
  • Sander J. H. van Deventer
    • 1
  • Maria Sol Rodriguez Pena
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Experimental Internal MedicineAcademic Medical CenterAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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