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Creating genetic resistance to HIV.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22985479     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
HIV/AIDS remains a chronic and incurable disease, in spite of the notable successes of combination antiretroviral therapy. Gene therapy offers the prospect of creating genetic resistance to HIV that supplants the need for antiviral drugs. In sight of this goal, a variety of anti-HIV genes have reached clinical testing, including gene-editing enzymes, protein-based inhibitors, and RNA-based therapeutics. Combinations of therapeutic genes against viral and host targets are designed to improve the overall antiviral potency and reduce the likelihood of viral resistance. In cell-based therapies, therapeutic genes are expressed in gene modified T lymphocytes or in hematopoietic stem cells that generate an HIV-resistant immune system. Such strategies must promote the selective proliferation of the transplanted cells and the prolonged expression of therapeutic genes. This review focuses on the current advances and limitations in genetic therapies against HIV, including the status of several recent and ongoing clinical studies.
John C Burnett; John A Zaia; John J Rossi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review     Date:  2012-09-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current opinion in immunology     Volume:  24     ISSN:  1879-0372     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr. Opin. Immunol.     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-22     Completed Date:  2013-01-22     Revised Date:  2013-10-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8900118     Medline TA:  Curr Opin Immunol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  625-32     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Beckman Research Institute of the City of Hope, Duarte, CA, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome / drug therapy,  genetics,  immunology
Anti-HIV Agents / economics,  therapeutic use
Anti-Retroviral Agents / economics,  therapeutic use*
Clinical Trials as Topic
Drug Resistance, Viral / genetics*,  immunology
Genetic Therapy / economics,  methods*
HIV-1 / drug effects,  genetics*,  immunology
Grant Support
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-HIV Agents; 0/Anti-Retroviral Agents

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