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Gut. 2003 May;52 Suppl 2:ii49-54.

The promise of gene therapy in gastrointestinal and liver diseases.

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Division of Hepatology and Gene Therapy, Department of Medicine, Clinica Universitaria, University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain. jprieto@unav.es

Abstract

Gene therapy consists of the transfer of genetic material to cells to achieve a therapeutic goal. In the field of gastroenterology and hepatology gene therapy has produced considerable expectation as a potential tool in the management of conditions that lack effective therapy including non-resectable neoplasms of the liver, pancreas and gastrointestinal tract, chronic viral hepatitis unresponsive to interferon therapy, liver cirrhosis, and inflammatory bowel disease.

PMID:
12651882
PMCID:
PMC1867750
DOI:
10.1136/gut.52.suppl_2.ii49
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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