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The current explosion in mobile computing and telecommunications technologies holds the potential to transform " everyday " time and space, as well as changes to the rhythms of social institutions. Sociologists are only just beginning to explore what the notion of " mobility " might mean when mediated through computing and communications technologies, and(More)
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BACKGROUND Transductional targeting of adenovirus following systemic or regional delivery remains one of the most difficult challenges for cancer gene medicine. The numerical excess and anatomical advantage of normal (non-cancer) cells in vivo demand far greater detargeting than is necessary for studies using single cell populations in vitro, and this must(More)
Expression of genes encoding prodrug-activating enzymes can increase the susceptibility of tumor cells to prodrugs, and may ultimately achieve a better therapeutic index than conventional chemotherapy. CB1954 is a weak, monofunctional alkylating agent which can be activated by Escherichia coli nitroreductase to a potent dysfunctional alkylating agent which(More)
Adenovirus is a widely used vector for cancer gene therapy because of its high infection efficiency and capacity for transgene expression in both dividing and nondividing cells. However, neutralisation of adenovirus by pre-existing antibodies can lead to inefficient delivery, and the wide tissue distribution of the coxsackie and adenovirus receptor (CAR,(More)
Systemic delivery of adenoviral vectors is a major goal in cancer gene therapy, but is currently prohibited by rapid hepatic uptake of virus following intravenous injection with levels of viable virus in the murine plasma typically falling to less than 0.1% after 30 min. We have used a surface-masking technique based on multivalent copolymers of(More)
Type 5 adenovirus (Ad5) is a human pathogen that has been widely developed for therapeutic uses, with only limited success to date. We report here the novel finding that human erythrocytes present Coxsackie virus-adenovirus receptor (CAR) providing an Ad5 sequestration mechanism that protects against systemic infection. Interestingly, erythrocytes from(More)
The enzyme nitroreductase from E. coli can reduce the weak, monofunctional alkylating agent 5-(aziridin-1-yl)-2, 4-dinitrobenzamide (CB1954) to a potent cytotoxic species that generates interstrand crosslinks in DNA. Nitroreductase therefore has potential as a "suicide enzyme" for cancer gene therapy, as cells that express nitroreductase become selectively(More)