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X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD) is a severe brain demyelinating disease in boys that is caused by a deficiency in ALD protein, an adenosine triphosphate-binding cassette transporter encoded by the ABCD1 gene. ALD progression can be halted by allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT). We initiated a gene therapy trial in two ALD patients for(More)
Inoculation of newborn mice with the retrovirus Moloney murine leukemia virus (MuLV) results in the exclusive development of T lymphomas with gross thymic enlargement. The T-cell leukemogenic property of Moloney MuLV has been mapped to the U3 enhancer region of the viral promoter. However, we now describe a mutant Moloney MuLV which can induce the rapid(More)
From the perspective of a pilot clinical gene therapy trial for Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome (WAS), we implemented a process to produce a lentiviral vector under good manufacturing practices (GMP). The process is based on the transient transfection of 293T cells in Cell Factory stacks, scaled up to harvest 50 liters of viral stock per batch, followed by(More)
The eucaryote cell cycle is driven by a set of cyclin dependent kinases (CDKs) associated to cyclins, which confer not only the activity but also the substrate specificity and the proper localization of the kinase activity. In the fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe, only one cyclin, the product of the cdc13 gene (p56cdc13), is required to be associated(More)
A cDNA sequencing project was initiated with the aim of isolating and mapping new genes expressed during early human development. A human embryo cDNA library was constructed, and a prescreening procedure was used to select cDNAs corresponding to poorly transcribed genes. Partial sequences were generated from one or both ends of 231 cDNA clones, and sequence(More)
γ-Sarcoglycanopathy or limb girdle muscular dystrophy type 2C is an untreatable disease caused by autosomal recessively inherited mutations of the γ-sarcoglycan gene. Nine non-ambulatory patients (two males, seven females, mean age 27 years; range 16-38 years) with del525T homozygous mutation of the γ-sarcoglycan gene and no γ-sarcoglycan immunostaining on(More)
Recombinant adeno-associated viral (rAAV) vectors mediate the safe and long-term correction of genetic diseases following a single administration. Preclinical studies in animal models and human trials have shown rAAV vector persistence and safety. In some trials, sustained or transient transgene expression has been demonstrated in humans treated for alpha-1(More)
Here we show the existence of a novel subgenomic 4.4-kb RNA in cells infected with the prototypic replication-competent Friend or Moloney murine leukemia viruses (MuLV). This RNA derives by splicing from an alternative donor site (SD') within the capsid-coding region to the canonical envelope splice acceptor site. The position and the sequence of SD' was(More)
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