Gene Therapy of Autoimmune Disease

Gene Therapy of Autoimmune Disease

by Gerald J. Prud'homme
     
 

Autoimmune diseases are diverse and responsible for considerable morbidity. Their etiology remains largely unknown, and current therapy with anti-inflammatory drugs is prone to adverse effects, and rarely curative. New therapies with anti-cytokine antibodies or receptors are promising, but require frequent administration of expensive protein drugs.

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Overview

Autoimmune diseases are diverse and responsible for considerable morbidity. Their etiology remains largely unknown, and current therapy with anti-inflammatory drugs is prone to adverse effects, and rarely curative. New therapies with anti-cytokine antibodies or receptors are promising, but require frequent administration of expensive protein drugs.

Gene Therapy of Autoimmune Diseases comprehensively reviews research in gene therapy for autoimmune diseases with viral or non-viral vectors. Gene therapy offers the possibility of long-term, continuous delivery of a wide variety of immunosuppressive, anti-inflammatory, or tolerance-inducing agents. Moreover, highly specific genetically modified cells can be produced. This book discusses the most promising avenues in this exciting new field.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780306479915
Publisher:
Springer US
Publication date:
07/13/2005
Series:
Medical Intelligence Unit Series
Edition description:
2005
Pages:
149
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.36(d)

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