Budding yeast as a screening tool for discovery of nucleoside analogs for use in HSV-1 TK suicide-gene therapy.


We present a fast, convenient and inexpensive method that allows the automated, large-scale screening of chemical libraries for compounds that are converted by the herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) thymidine kinase (TK) into inhibitors of cell growth. The method is based on the use of budding yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) transformed with the HSV-1 TK… (More)


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