Gene Therapy Approach 'Completely' Protects Mice f

Gene Therapy Approach 'Completely' Protects Mice f author Webmaster1 On: 11/30/2011 Views: 48



Scientists from the California Institute of Technology have come up with a gene therapy approach that has proven effective in protecting mice (with humanized immune systems) against HIV infections. They used a genetically altered virus to infect muscles cells and deliver DNA codes of potent antibodies isolated from the blood of human HIV victims. The muscle cells then began to manufacture the antibodies in quantities that proved "completely protective" against HIV infection.Contrastingly, traditional vaccines have not worked against HIV as scientists have failed to find a molecule that induces the immune system to produce enough potent antibodies. The difficulties stems from the fact that HIV disguises some of its external structures from the antibodies.




For ThoughtLeader

CIO Index

Our Focus is On Your Agenda

CIO Index is the world's largest professional network for CIOs - of the CIO, for the CIO, by the CIO. 

Over 75,000 CIOs and other IT Executives use CIO Index to Learn, Network and Share.


Cioindex, Inc.

  • (+1) 800-309-3550
  • Mon - Fri 9:00am - 5:00 pm
  • 375 North Stephanie St., Ste 1411, Henderson, NV 89014