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Prospects for Foamy Viral Vector Anti-HIV Gene Therapy

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Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, Washington State University Spokane, Spokane, WA 99202, USA
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School of Molecular Biosciences, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99164, USA
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Biomedicines 2016, 4(2), 8; https://doi.org/10.3390/biomedicines4020008
Received: 29 January 2016 / Revised: 18 March 2016 / Accepted: 23 March 2016 / Published: 29 March 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Gene Therapy Strategies for HIV/AIDS)
Stem cell gene therapy approaches for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection have been explored in clinical trials and several anti-HIV genes delivered by retroviral vectors were shown to block HIV replication. However, gammaretroviral and lentiviral based retroviral vectors have limitations for delivery of anti-HIV genes into hematopoietic stem cells (HSC). Foamy virus vectors have several advantages including efficient delivery of transgenes into HSC in large animal models, and a potentially safer integration profile. This review focuses on novel anti-HIV transgenes and the potential of foamy virus vectors for HSC gene therapy of HIV. View Full-Text
Keywords: gene therapy; retroviral vector; foamy viruses; anti-HIV transgenes gene therapy; retroviral vector; foamy viruses; anti-HIV transgenes
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Nalla, A.K.; Trobridge, G.D. Prospects for Foamy Viral Vector Anti-HIV Gene Therapy. Biomedicines 2016, 4, 8.

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