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Novel Gene Therapy Approaches

Edited by Ming Wei

Griffith University, Australia

Gene therapy has the potential to be a tailor-made therapeutic with increased specificity and decreased side effects that can offer a "cure" for many disorders. The aim of this book is to provide up-to-date reviews of the rapidly growing field of gene therapy. Chapters cover a large range of topics including methods of gene delivery, and identification of targets with several papers on cancer gene therapy. If more people become aware of the true nature and potential of gene therapy, perhaps we can achieve the full benefit of such an innovative approach for the treatment of a range of diseases, including cancer.

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Novel Gene Therapy ApproachesEdited by Ming Wei

Published: February 13th 2013

DOI: 10.5772/46010

ISBN: 978-953-51-0966-2

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-7085-3

Copyright year: 2013

Books open for chapter submissions

34997 Total Chapter Downloads

20 Crossref Citations

36 Web of Science Citations

65 Dimensions Citations


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1. Targeted Gene Delivery: Importance of Administration Routes

By Shintaro Fumoto, Shigeru Kawakami, Mitsuru Hashida and Koyo Nishida


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2. Electrically Mediated Gene Delivery : Basic and Translational Concepts

By J. Teissie


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3. Solid Lipid Nanoparticles: Tuneable Anti-Cancer Gene/Drug Delivery Systems

By Tranum Kaur and Roderick Slavcev


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4. Extracellular and Intracellular Barriers to Non-Viral Gene Transfer

By Lynn F. Gottfried and David A. Dean


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5. Viral Vectors for Vaccine Development

By Qiana L. Matthews, Linlin Gu, Alexandre Krendelchtchikov and Zan C. Li


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6. Development of Muscle-Directed Systemic Cancer Gene Therapy

By Koichi Miyake and Takashi Shimada


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7. Replicating Retroviral Vectors for Gene Therapy of Solid Tumors

By Matthias Renner and Juraj Hlavaty


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8. A Novel Therapy for Melanoma and Prostate Cancer Using a Non-Replicating Sendai Virus Particle (HVJ-E)

By Toshihiro Nakajima, Toshimitsu Itai, Hiroshi Wada, Toshie Yamauchi, Eiji Kiyohara and Yasufumi Kaneda


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9. Sendai Virus-Based Oncolytic Gene Therapy

By Yosuke Morodomi, Makoto Inoue, Mamoru Hasegawa, Tatsuro Okamoto, Yoshihiko Maehara and Yoshikazu Yonemitsu


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10. Challenges in Advancing the Field of Cancer Gene Therapy: An Overview of the Multi-Functional Nanocarriers

By Azam Bolhassani and Tayebeh Saleh


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11. Cancer Gene Therapy: Targeted Genomedicines

By Yadollah Omidi, Jaleh Barar and George Coukos


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12. Identification and Validation of Targets for Cancer Immunotherapy: From the Bench-to-Bedside

By Ghazala Khan, Suzanne E. Brooks, Frances Denniss, Dagmar Sigurdardottir and Barbara-ann Guinn


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13. Targeting Intercellular Communication in Cancer Gene Therapy

By Mohamed Amessou and Mustapha Kandouz


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14. Cancer Gene Therapy with Small Oligonucleotides

By Onur Sakiragaoglu, David Good and Ming Q. Wei


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15. Poly(amino ester)s-Based Polymeric Gene Carriers in Cancer Gene Therapy

By You-Kyoung Kim, Can Zhang, Chong-Su Cho, Myung-Haing Cho and Hu-Lin Jiang


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