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In contrast to other enzymes, Drosophila melanogaster deoxyribonucleoside kinase (Dm-dNK) has a broad substrate specificity and high catalytic rate when transferred in human cells. This makes it a promising therapeutic agent when administered together with several cytotoxic nucleoside analogs, such as gemcitabine 2',2'-difluoro-deoxycytidine (dFdC).(More)
Gene transfer using different viral vectors has demonstrated different antitumor effects in suicide gene therapy. In the present study, in order to optimize the efficacy of replication-defective adenoviral and lentiviral vectors for gene therapy, RT-PCR was used to evaluate the expression of Drosophila melanogaster(More)
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