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Scavidin: a fusion gene for the treatment of cancer

Objective

The main objective of the proposal is to develop a new target-specific delivery system for the treatment of malignant glioma. For that purpose we have cloned a new fusion gene "Cave-in" which contains intracellular and membrane-spanning domains of scavenger receptor legated to avid in which will form the extra cellular domain of the fusion protein. Cave-in will be transfixed to target tissue with local gene therapy via catheter delivery or during surgical operation with adenovirus or pseudotyped retrovirus technology. Targeted treatment is achieved by binding of biotinylated compounds to Cave-in, which will be only expressed in the transfixed tissue.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF KUOPIO
Address
Savilahdentie 9
1627 Kuopio

Participants (3)

ARK THERAPEUTICS LTD.
Address
Warren Mews 6
W1T 6AR London
ISTITUTO EUROPEO DI ONCOLOGIA SRL
Address
Via Filodrammatici 8
20121 Milano
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
Address
Mortimer Street The Middlesex Hospital
W1N 8AA London