An adenovirus vector encoding the human Bcl-2 gene (hBcl-2) was derived. In vivo expression of hBcl-2 in murine livers enhanced and prolonged adenovirus-mediated gene expression. Furthermore, in the hBcl-2-treated group a significant reduction in the apoptosis induced by the adenovirus vector was observed. Thus, the cytoprotection of the vector-infected cells with antiapoptotic genes appears promising for successful in vivo gene therapy.
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Journal of virology|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1999|