Gene transfer strategies in tissue engineering
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CitationBleiziffer, Oliver, Elof Eriksson, Feng Yao, Raymund E Horch, and Ulrich Kneser. 2007. “Gene transfer strategies in tissue engineering.” Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine 11 (2): 206-223. doi:10.1111/j.1582-4934.2007.00027.x. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1582-4934.2007.00027.x.
AbstractAbstract Aiming for regeneration of severed or lost parts of the body, the combined application of gene therapy and tissue engineering has received much attention by regenerative medicine. Techniques of molecular biology can enhance the regenerative potential of a biomaterial by co-delivery of therapeutic genes, and several different strategies have been used to achieve that goal. Possibilities for application are many-fold and have been investigated to regenerate tissues such as skin, cartilage, bone, nerve, liver, pancreas and blood vessels. This review discusses advantages and problems encountered with the different gene delivery strategies as far as they relate to tissue engineering, analyses the positive aspects of polymeric gene delivery from matrices and discusses advances and future challenges of gene transfer strategies in selected tissues.
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