Leading gene therapy researchers and clinicians illuminate the field-from basic vector technology to current and future clinical applications in neurology. The authoritative contributors provide cutting-edge reviews of the vectors available for gene transfer to the central nervous system, the strategies against CNS tumors, the potential strategies against neurologic disorder, and the limitations of today's gene therapy approaches. Also discussed are significant applications of gene therapy to brain tumors, Parkinson's disease, ischemia, and Huntington's chorea. Readers will learn the current delivery methods for transgenes, will learn the characteristics of transgene delivery vectors, and come to understand the therapy for both neuro-oncologic and neurologic disorders.
Publisher: Humana Press Inc.
Number of pages: 458
Weight: 898 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 24 mm
Edition: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 199
"a very interesting book. . .all 'gene therapy laboratories' and 'neuo-gene therapy laboratories' will be able to derive much intellectual nourishment and stimulation, practical tips, and predictions about the future from this truly challenging volume."-Human Genetics