Viral Vectors for Treating Diseases of the Nervous System

Viral Vectors for Treating Diseases of the Nervous System

1st Edition - August 22, 2003

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  • Editor: David Latchman
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123668561

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Description

Gene therapy offers considerable potential for the treatment of various incurable diseases of the nervous system. Viral Vectors for Treating Disease of the Nervous System 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.

Key Features

  • Provides up-to-date account of gene therapy approaches for incurable neurological disorders
  • Describes a range of gene delivery methods based on different viruses

Readership

Neuroscientists, neurologists, virologists, and geneticists.

Table of Contents

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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 329
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2003
  • Published: August 22, 2003
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123668561

About the Editor

David Latchman

Affiliations and Expertise

Master of Birkbeck, University of London, Professor of Genetics, Birkbeck and University College London, UK

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