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The promise of gene therapy in gastrointestinal and liver diseases

May 1, 2003 | Magazine: Gut

Prieto J, Herraiz M, Sangro B, Qian C, Mazzolini G, Melero I, Ruiz J.
Division of Hepatology and Gene Therapy, Department of Medicine, Clinica Universitaria, University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain

Gene therapy consists of the transfer of genetic material to cells to achieve a therapeutic goal.

In the field of gastroenterology and hepatology gene therapy has produced considerable expectation as a potential tool in the management of conditions that lack effective therapy including non-resectable neoplasms of the liver, pancreas and gastrointestinal tract, chronic viral hepatitis unresponsive to interferon therapy, liver cirrhosis, and inflammatory bowel disease.

CITATION  Gut. 2003 May;52 Suppl 2:ii49-54