Making serine integrases work for us.

This article summarizes our current knowledge of serine integrase structure and mechanism, then outlines key factors that affect the performance of these phage recombination systems. Recently published studies, that have expanded the repertoire of available systems and reveal system-specific characteristics, will help us to choose the best integrases for envisaged applications. PMID: 28599144 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Current Opinion in Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Authors: Tags: Curr Opin Microbiol Source Type: research

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Non-virus genetic treatment for Parkinson ’s disease (PD) via plasmid glial cell-line derived neurotrophic factor (pGDNF) has shown potential for repairing damaged dopaminergic neurons. However, development of this gene therapy is largely hampered by the insufficient transfection efficiency as a result of the cell membrane, lysosome, and cytoskeleton meshwork.
Source: BRAIN STIMULATION: Basic, Translational, and Clinical Research in Neuromodulation - Category: Neurology Authors: Source Type: research
ConclusionsA DPM may result in faster access to CHF gene therapy and may thus reduce hospital admissions and mortality in contrast to a status quo payment with the same budget constraint. Although the financial benefits of a DPM in CHF gene therapy are limited, it is possible that deferred payments will show greater promise for treatments with higher cost offsets.
Source: Applied Health Economics and Health Policy - Category: Health Management Source Type: research
Study shows value of regenerative pharmacology Related items fromOnMedica We must revise drug regulatory framework at EU and national levels Approval for treatment option for early breast cancer GPs can reassure patients over drug shortage measures Grouping existing medications slows antibiotic resistance Green light for novel gene therapy for rare eye disorder
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In conclusion, taller body height at the entry to adulthood, supposed to be a marker of early-life environment, is associated with lower risk of dementia diagnosis later in life. The association persisted when adjusted for educational level and intelligence test scores in young adulthood, suggesting that height is not just acting as an indicator of cognitive reserve. A Comparison of Biological Age Measurement Approaches Researchers here assess the performance of a range of approaches to measuring biological...
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Publication date: Available online 21 February 2020Source: Progress in Natural Science: Materials InternationalAuthor(s): Chunyan Zhu, Zhao Chen, Shuai Gao, Ban Leng Goh, Ismail Bin Samsudin, Kai Wen Lwe, Yunlong Wu, Caisheng Wu, Xiaodi SuAbstractQuantum dots (QDs) with unique quantum confinement effect and electro-optical properties are attractive for biomedical applications. Toxic effects of traditional semiconductor QDs made of heavy metal ions have serious safety concerns for their undesired environmental or healthy impact. Recent reports on core-shell structure modification of QDs by using biocompatible ligands or pol...
Source: Progress in Natural Science: Materials International - Category: Materials Science Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Severe SE, not outcomes, was the most decisive attribute determining future HCRCT participation. Particular attention should be paid to providing clear information, in particular on severe SE, to potential participants. Immunotherapy would appear to be the best HCRCT candidate for both PLWH and physicians. However, if the risk of cancer could be avoided, gene therapy would become the preferred strategy for the latter and the second choice for the former. PMID: 32077248 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of the International AIDS Society - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: J Int AIDS Soc Source Type: research
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p19Arf sensitizes B16 melanoma cells to interferon-β delivered via mesenchymal stem cells in vitro. Braz J Med Biol Res. 2020;53(3):e8876 Authors: Da-Costa RC, Vieira IL, Hunger A, Tamura RE, Strauss BE Abstract The immune stimulatory and anti-neoplastic functions of type I interferon have long been applied for the treatment of melanoma. However, the systemic application of high levels of this recombinant protein is often met with toxicity. An approach that provides localized, yet transient, production of type I interferon may overcome this limitation. We propose that the use of mesenchymal stem ...
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Source: Journal of Molecular Liquids - Category: Molecular Biology Source Type: research
ConclusionIn conclusion, ALO –Adbic combination can produce synergistic anti-cancer effects at low doses, and may offer a more effective and less toxic new treatment strategy for NSCLC.
Source: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
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