Developing Picornaviruses for Cancer Therapy
AbstractOncolytic viruses (OVs) form a group of novel anticancer therapeutic agents which selectively infect and lyse cancer cells. Members of several viral families, including Picornaviridae, have been shown to have anticancer activity. Picornaviruses are small icosahedral non-enveloped, positive-sense, single-stranded RNA viruses infecting a wide range of hosts. They possess several advantages for development for cancer therapy: Their genomes do not integrate into host chromosomes, do not encode oncogenes, and are easily manipulated as cDNA. This review focuses on the picornaviruses investigated for anticancer potential and the mechanisms that underpin this specificity.
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McCarthy, C.; Jayawardena, N.; Burga, L.N.; Bostina, M. Developing Picornaviruses for Cancer Therapy. Cancers 2019, 11, 685.
McCarthy C, Jayawardena N, Burga LN, Bostina M. Developing Picornaviruses for Cancer Therapy. Cancers. 2019; 11(5):685.Chicago/Turabian Style
McCarthy, Cormac; Jayawardena, Nadishka; Burga, Laura N.; Bostina, Mihnea. 2019. "Developing Picornaviruses for Cancer Therapy." Cancers 11, no. 5: 685.
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