Gene Therapy for Acute and Acquired Diseases

  • Phillip Factor

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Kenneth L. Brigham, Roberto Cruz-Gervis
    Pages 1-16
  3. Daniel J. Weiss
    Pages 17-33
  4. Myra Stern, Eric Alton
    Pages 35-52
  5. Serpil Erzurum, Patricia Lemarchand
    Pages 53-63
  6. Paul N. Reynolds, Mitchell A. Olman
    Pages 85-105
  7. Marc Mathieu, Pascal Demoly
    Pages 107-126
  8. Mutlu Gökhan M., Jaffe H. Ari
    Pages 127-146
  9. Imai Enyu, Isaka Yoshitaka
    Pages 159-179
  10. Michael J. Davidson, Walter J. Koch
    Pages 181-199
  11. Caroline Oberholzer, Andreas Oberholzer, Lyle L. Moldawer
    Pages 225-246
  12. Nick Giannoukakis, Paul D. Robbins
    Pages 247-271
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 285-291

About this book


In recent years much enthusiasm and energy has been directed toward the development of human gene therapies, especially for inherited conditions and cancers. However, current gene transfer technology is limited in its transduction efficiency and ability to permanently and safely correct genomic defects. Thus the promise of gene therapy for these conditions is as yet unrealized. The progression of gene transfer technology will eventually surmount these limitations.
Gene Therapy for Acute and Acquired Diseases includes selected examples of ongoing studies in molecular genetics that have the potential to evolve into human therapies for acute illnesses. These chapters are intended to highlight lesser known applications of gene therapy for acquired disorders. It is expected that human gene therapy trials for these conditions will be forthcoming in the near future, leading to previously unimaginable therapies. Thus, this first-ever book about gene therapy for acute and acquired diseases is intended to serve as a glimpse into the future.


HIV Trauma gene therapy gene transfer genes genetics infection infections infectious infectious disease infectious diseases

Editors and affiliations

  • Phillip Factor
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Evanston Northwestern HealthcareUSA
  2. 2.Northwestern University Medical SchoolUSA

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