Title

A gene therapy approach to eliminate HIV-1-infected cells.

ORCiD

Nejat Düzgüneş: 0000-0001-6159-1391

Document Type

Article

Publication Title

Journal of the California Dental Association

ISSN

1043-2256

Volume

40

Issue

5

First Page

402

Last Page

406

Publication Date

1-1-2012

Abstract

The ideal therapy for HIV infection requires a method to eliminate all HIV-harboring cells in the infected individual. The authors are developing an HIV-specific promoter to drive the expression of suicide genes that would induce cell death specifically in HIV-infected cells. The authors constructed a promoter that is 100-fold more responsive to the HIV transcriptional activator, Tat, than cellular transcription factors, using a plasmid expressing luciferase under the control of the mutated LTR promoter.

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