Viral Vectors for Treating Diseases of the Nervous System

Edited by

  • David Latchman, Master of Birkbeck, University of London, Professor of Genetics, Birkbeck and University College London, UK

Gene therapy offers considerable potential for the treatment of various incurable diseases of the nervous system. This volume describes a number of different viral vectors developed for achieving high efficiency gene delivery to the brain. Vectors described include those based on adenovirus, adeno-associated virus, Herpes Simplex Virus, lentivirus, and other retroviruses. It also discusses the potential application of such viruses in treating brain tumors, Parkinson's disease, and other diseases of the nervous system.
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Neuroscientists, neurologists, virologists, and geneticists.


Book information

  • Published: August 2003
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-366856-1

Table of Contents

Section A: Virus Vectors for Use in the Nervous SystemSection B: Gene Therapy with Virus Vectors for Specific Disease of the Nervous System