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2. 1. Naturally Occuring Vectors Acutely transforming retroviruses in birds and nonhuman mammals can be regarded as naturally occuring retrovirus vectors. These viruses have acquired cellular Cancer Gene Therapy: Past Achievements and Future Challenges, edited by Habib Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, New York, 2000. 23 24 Y. Takeuchi and M. Pizzato oncogenes which are transferred and spread by virus infection resulting in cell transformation and tumour formation. With the exception of some strains of Rous sarcoma virus which carry the src oncogene in addition to a full set of virus genes and therefore can replicate by themselves, most oncogenes are encoded by replication-defective virus genomes.
2. Safety Control Occurrence of replication competent recombinants (RCR) is the biggest safety issue. , 1997). In contrast, safety control procedures for vectors produced by transient DNA transfection or transplantation of packaging cells have yet to be established. Detection and characterisation of RCR which may arise from emerging vector systems including lentivirus vectors are still in early days. g. , 1997), MLV cores and VSV-G, may be produced. 3. Towards in Vivo Application in Future Further investigation is required to develop retrovirus vectors which work effectively by in vivo administration.
Judging from the published work using the adenoviral vectors, it is apparent that the existing adenoviral vectors have provided excellent tools to learn the basic science of cancer gene therapy; and will most likely find some applications in the clinical setting. It has become clear that a high level transient gene expression through adenoviral vectors even in a limited number of the target cells could also be potentially beneficial. The most impressive progress in the vector development is in the area of generating the adenoviral vectors with complete deletion of viral sequences.