Viral Vectors for Treating Diseases of the Nervous System - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780123668561, 9780080918914

Viral Vectors for Treating Diseases of the Nervous System, Volume 55

1st Edition

Editors: David Latchman
Hardcover ISBN: 9780123668561
eBook ISBN: 9780080918914
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 22nd August 2003
Page Count: 329
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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


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.

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


Neuroscientists, neurologists, virologists, and geneticists.


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About the Editors

David Latchman Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

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