Muscle Gene Therapy

Duan, Dongsheng, Mendell, Jerry R.

  • 出版商: Springer
  • 出版日期: 2019-04-11
  • 售價: $13,400
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  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 811
  • 裝訂: Hardcover - also called cloth, retail trade, or trade
  • ISBN: 3030030946
  • ISBN-13: 9783030030940
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Muscle disease represents an important health threat to the general population. Unlike diseases affecting other tissues/organs, therapeutic options are quite limited for many inherited muscle diseases such as Duchenne muscular dystrophy. There is essentially no cure. Gene therapy holds great promise to correct the genetic defects and eventually achieve full recovery in these diseases. Significant progresses have been made in the field of muscle gene therapy over the last few years. A variety of new strategies, such as exon-skipping and RNAi, have greatly expanded the scope of muscle gene therapy beyond the traditional gene replacement approach. The development of novel gene delivery vectors has substantially enhanced specificity and efficiency of muscle gene delivery. The new knowledge on the immune response to viral vectors has added new insight in overcoming the immune obstacles. Most importantly, the field has finally moved from small experimental animal models to human patients. This book will bring together the leaders in the field of muscle gene transfer to provide an updated overview on the progress of muscle gene therapy. It will also highlight important clinical applications of muscle gene therapy.


Dongsheng Duan, Ph.D., is the Margaret Proctor Mulligan Professor in Medical Research, at the Department of Molecular Microbiology & Immunology, Neurology, Bioengineering, and Biomedical Sciences at the University of Missouri. He received his medical degree from the West China University of Medical Science, Chengdu, China in 1987 and his Ph.D. degree from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA in 1997. His research in last two decades has focused on the development of adeno-associated virus as a gene therapy vector, pathogenic mechanisms of Duchenne muscular dystrophy, dystrophin biology and preclinical gene therapy for Duchenne muscular dystrophy in murine and canine models.

Jerry R Mendell, M.D. is the Curran-Peters Research Chair and Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology. His career has been devoted to translational clinical science, beginning as a post doctoral fellow at the National Institutes of Health. His life-long focus has been to make a difference in lives burdened with untreatable neuromuscular disease. He has contributed significantly to the muscular dystrophies and spinal muscular atrophy, at first using pharmaceutical tools and since 1999, the time of his first gene therapy trial, he has been dedicated to the successful replacement of mutant genes that undermine the lives of innocent victims.