The Adenovirus Genome Contributes to the Structural Stability of the Virion
AbstractAdenovirus (Ad) vectors are currently the most commonly used platform for therapeutic gene delivery in human gene therapy clinical trials. Although these vectors are effective, many researchers seek to further improve the safety and efficacy of Ad-based vectors through detailed characterization of basic Ad biology relevant to its function as a vector system. Most Ad vectors are deleted of key, or all, viral protein coding sequences, which functions to not only prevent virus replication but also increase the cloning capacity of the vector for foreign DNA. However, radical modifications to the genome size significantly decreases virion stability, suggesting that the virus genome plays a role in maintaining the physical stability of the Ad virion. Indeed, a similar relationship between genome size and virion stability has been noted for many viruses. This review discusses the impact of the genome size on Ad virion stability and emphasizes the need to consider this aspect of virus biology in Ad-based vector design. View Full-Text
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Saha, B.; Wong, C.M.; Parks, R.J. The Adenovirus Genome Contributes to the Structural Stability of the Virion. Viruses 2014, 6, 3563-3583.
Saha B, Wong CM, Parks RJ. The Adenovirus Genome Contributes to the Structural Stability of the Virion. Viruses. 2014; 6(9):3563-3583.Chicago/Turabian Style
Saha, Bratati; Wong, Carmen M.; Parks, Robin J. 2014. "The Adenovirus Genome Contributes to the Structural Stability of the Virion." Viruses 6, no. 9: 3563-3583.