McKeown, SR, Ward, C and Robson, T (2004) Gene-directed enzyme prodrug therapy: A current assessment. CURRENT OPINION IN MOLECULAR THERAPEUTICS, 6 (4). pp. 421-435. [Journal article]
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Gene-directed enzyme prodrug therapy involves tumor-specific delivery of a gene encoding a drug-metabolizing enzyme allowing metabolism of a non-toxic prodrug to a toxic species directly within tumor cells. This review covers the wide range of enzyme-prodrug combinations currently under preclinical and clinical investigation. Issues of tumor specificity and enhanced cytotoxicity through bystander effects will be discussed.
|Item Type:||Journal article|
|Faculties and Schools:||Faculty of Life and Health Sciences|
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Biomedical Sciences
|Research Institutes and Groups:||Biomedical Sciences Research Institute|
Biomedical Sciences Research Institute > Pharmaceutical Science and Practice
|Deposited By:||Professor Stephanie McKeown|
|Deposited On:||21 Dec 2009 12:02|
|Last Modified:||01 Jun 2011 16:49|
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