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Vector Development Laboratory

Houston, Texas

Vector Development Laboratory
CAGT Vector Development Laboratory, Baylor College of Medicine
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Ad5F35 Vectors

The standard adenovirus vector, Ad5, is an important vector because it can infect a variety of non-dividing cells and elicit high levels of transgene expression. Unfortunately, we and others have recently shown that Ad5 poorly transduces a number of human cells and tissues, mainly because they lack the coxsackie adenovirus receptor (CAR). Particularly, important cells that are inefficiently transduced by Ad5 vectors are hematopoietic cells and primitive stem cells. A new adenovirus vector has been developed where the fiber gene from adenovirus type 35 has been substituted for the Ad5 fiber. Ad35 fiber does not bind CAR and enters the cell by a different mechanism. In tabular form below we present tissues that have been shown to be efficiently infected by Ad5F35 vectors, but not Ad5 vectors. These have been shown to have a higher transduction efficiency in most human cells than their Ad5 counterparts.

To request an Adenovirus service, visit our Initate Adenovirus Service page or fill out and e-mail your Service Request Form to vector@bcm.edu or fax the form to us at 713-798-1230.

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