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See detailBiosafety of Herpesvirus Vectors
Gogev, S.; Schynts, F.; Meurens, F. et al

in Current Gene Therapy (2003), 3(6), 597-611

Herpesviruses are large DNA viruses, which possess a number of advantages as gene delivery vectors. These relate to an ability to package large DNA insertions and establish lifelong latent infections in ... [more ▼]

Herpesviruses are large DNA viruses, which possess a number of advantages as gene delivery vectors. These relate to an ability to package large DNA insertions and establish lifelong latent infections in which the viral genome exists as a stable episome in the nucleus. For gene therapy to become a potential future treatment option, biosafe therapeutically efficient gene transfer is a central, but more and more stringent requirement. This review highlights the progress in development of herpesvirus based vectors, describes their properties as wall as discusses the biosafety concerns that are associated with their use in gene therapy. Thought was also given to biosafety issues pertaining to design and production of herpesvirus vector systems in therapeutic gene delivery. [less ▲]

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See detailL’herpèsvirus B du singe, un agent d’anthropozoonose méconnu
Meurens, F.; Gallego, P.; Bourgot, I. et al

in Annales de Médecine Vétérinaire (2002), 146(1, FEB-MAR), 1-8

B-virus or Cercopithecine herpesvirus 1 (CeHV-1) is a zoonotic alphaherpesvirus enzootic in Asian monkeys of the genus Macaca that is genetically and antigenically closely related to the human herpesvirus ... [more ▼]

B-virus or Cercopithecine herpesvirus 1 (CeHV-1) is a zoonotic alphaherpesvirus enzootic in Asian monkeys of the genus Macaca that is genetically and antigenically closely related to the human herpesvirus 1 and the human herpesvirus 2. CeHV-1 infection is highly prevalent (80% to 100%) in adult macaques and may lead to fulminant encephalomyelitis with severe aftereffects or even causing death in humans. Since its discovery in 1933, it has been positively linked with two dozen human deaths. B-virus disease in humans usually resulted from breach of primary skin or mucosal defenses and subsequent contamination of the site with virus. Timely antiviral intervention is a good mean of reducing CeHV-1 associated morbidity and preventing a fatal outcome. [less ▲]

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