Efficient transfer of genes into senescent cells by adenovirus vectors via highly expressed alpha v beta 5 integrin.


Although various methods for transferring genes into mammalian cells have been established, none have been successful with senescent cells. In this report, we present evidence of the efficient transfer of a gene into human senescent fibroblasts using an adenoviral vector. By employing a recombinant adenovirus vector harboring the beta-galactosidase gene (Ad… (More)