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Circular double-stranded replication intermediates were identified in low-molecular-weight DNA of cells of the avian leukemia virus-induced lymphoblastoid cell line 1104-X-5 infected with chicken anemia virus (CAV). To characterize the genome of CAV, we cloned linearized CAV DNA into the vector pIC20H. Transfection of the circularized cloned insert into(More)
Currently, the preferred host for the production of early region-1 (E1)-deleted recombinant adenoviruses (rAdV) is cell line 293, which was generated by transformation of human embryonic kidney cells by sheared adenovirus 5 (Ad5) DNA. To develop alternative hosts for the production of rAdV, we generated adenovirus-transformed human cell lines by(More)
We have developed a retroviral-vector system for the transfer and expression of a cloned blood clotting factor VIII cDNA. Since inclusion of the complete cDNA into existing vectors is precluded by its large size, we deleted most codons for the B-domain, which is also excised during in vivo maturation of factor VIII. When inserted into the retroviral vector(More)
Specificity is an essential prerequisite for cancer gene therapy. Recently we described that apoptin, a protein of 121 amino acids which is derived from the chicken anemia virus, induces programmed cell death or apoptosis in transformed and malignant cells, but not in normal, diploid cells (Danen-van Oorschot AAAM et al, Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 1997; 94:(More)
The photodynamic inactivation of retroviruses was investigated using aluminium and zinc phthalocyanine (Pc) derivatives. The N2 retrovirus packaged in either of the two murine cell lines, Psi2 and PA317, was used as a model for enveloped viruses. AlPc derivatives were found to be more effective photodynamically for inactivation of the viruses than the(More)
Hemophilia A is caused by a deficiency of factor-VIII procoagulant (fVIII) activity. The current treatment by frequent infusions of plasma-derived fVIII concentrates is very effective but has the risk of transmittance of blood-borne viruses (human immunodeficiency virus [HIV], hepatitis viruses). Use of recombinant DNA-derived fVIII as well as gene therapy(More)
Expression of the human blood-clotting factor VIII (FVIII) cDNA is hampered by the presence of sequences located in the coding region that repress transcription. We have previously identified a 305-bp fragment within the FVIII cDNA that is involved in the repression (R.C. Hoeben, F.J. Fallaux, S.J. Cramer, D.J.M. van den Wollenberg, H. van Ormondt, E.(More)
The cellular immune response against transgene-encoded neoantigens is a potential hurdle in gene therapy applications where long-term expression of transgenes is desired. Here a new optimized derivative of the herpes simplex virus 1-thymidine-kinase (HSV1-TK) gene is described. The HSV-TK gene is frequently used in experimental studies on gene-directed(More)
The presence of replication-competent adenoviruses (RCAs) in batches of replication-defective adenovirus (Ad) vectors is a major problem for the application of these vectors in gene therapy. RCAs are generated by recombination between sequences in the Ad vector and homologous Ad sequences in the helper cells, resulting in the acquisition by the vector of(More)