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Hypophosphatasia is an inherited disorder characterised by defective bone mineralisation and deficiency of serum and tissue liver/bone/kidney alkaline phosphatase (L/B/K ALP) activity. We report the characterisation of tissue-nonspecific alkaline phosphatase (TNSALP) gene mutations in a series of 13 European families affected by perinatal, infantile or(More)
The bystander effect (BSE) is an interesting and important property of the herpes thymidine kinase/ganciclovir (hTK/GCV) system of gene therapy for cancer. With the BSE, not only are the hTK expressing cells killed upon ganciclovir (GCV) exposure but also neighboring wild-type tumor cells. On testing a large number of tumor cell lines in vitro, a wide range(More)
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