Gene transfer into human hemopoietic progenitor cells

M. K. Brenner, J. M. Cunningham, B. P. Sorrentino, H. E. Heslop

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Considerable progress is being made in the transfer of genetic material to hematopoietic stem cells. In this chapter we describe how gene transfer is being used to: mark marrow and peripheral blood progenitor cells prior to autologous transplantation, to track their fate on reinfusion and to detect contaminating tumorigenic cells; modulate immunocyte function - important in immunologic disorders and perhaps in cancer therapy; generate tumor vaccines from tumor cells isolated from marrow; correct single gene defects - the 'classical' concept of gene therapy; and finally to modify the drug sensitivity of progenitor cells enabling them to resist the suppressive effects of cytotoxic drugs during cancer therapy and perhaps providing a mechanism for in vivo selection of gene modified cells.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)167-191
Number of pages25
JournalBritish Medical Bulletin
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1995

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  • Medicine(all)


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