Gene Therapy for HIV

From Inception to a Possible Cure

  • Gerhard Bauer
  • Joseph S. Anderson

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology book series (BRIEFSBIOCHEM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Gerhard Bauer, Joseph S. Anderson
    Pages 1-8
  3. Gerhard Bauer, Joseph S. Anderson
    Pages 9-15
  4. Gerhard Bauer, Joseph S. Anderson
    Pages 17-25
  5. Gerhard Bauer, Joseph S. Anderson
    Pages 27-33
  6. Gerhard Bauer, Joseph S. Anderson
    Pages 35-40
  7. Gerhard Bauer, Joseph S. Anderson
    Pages 41-47
  8. Gerhard Bauer, Joseph S. Anderson
    Pages 49-54
  9. Gerhard Bauer, Joseph S. Anderson
    Pages 55-62
  10. Gerhard Bauer, Joseph S. Anderson
    Pages 63-66
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 67-72

About this book

Introduction

This Brief describes the concept and realization of gene therapy for HIV from the unique historic perspective and insight of two pioneers of the clinical applications of stem cell gene therapy for HIV.

Gerhard Bauer applied ribozyme-anti-HIV and other vectors to manufacture clinical grade, HIV-resistant hematopoietic stem cells for the first patients that received stem cell gene therapy for HIV, including the first child in the world and the first fully marrow-ablated HIV infected patient. Joseph Anderson developed the most recent and most potent combination anti-HIV lentiviral vectors and pluripotent stem cell applications for HIV gene therapy and tested these in the appropriate in vitro and vivo models, paving the way for novel HIV gene therapy approaches to possibly cure patients.

In Gene Therapy for HIV, Bauer and Anderson discuss the unique aspects of this therapy, including its limitations and proper safety precautions and outline a path for a possible functional cure for HIV using stem cell gene therapy based on a cure already achieved with a bone marrow stem cell transplantation performed in Germany using donor stem cells with a naturally arising CCR5 mutation. In addition, the Brief provides a thorough and methodical explanation of the basics of gene therapy, gene therapy vector development, in vitro and in vivo models for HIV gene therapy and clinical applications of HIV gene therapy, including Good Manufacturing Practices.

Keywords

Anti-HIV genes CCR5 receptor knockout Functional cure for HIV Hematopoietic stem cells Stem-cell gene therapy

Authors and affiliations

  • Gerhard Bauer
    • 1
  • Joseph S. Anderson
    • 2
  1. 1.University of California DavisSacramentoUSA
  2. 2.University of California DavisSacramentoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-0434-1
  • Copyright Information Gerhard Bauer and Joseph S. Anderson 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4939-0433-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4939-0434-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2211-9353
  • Series Online ISSN 2211-9361
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