Gene therapy by direct delivery of plasmid DNA has several advantages over viral gene transfer, but plasmid delivery is less efficient. In vivo electroporation has been used to enhance delivery of chemotherapeutic agents to tumors in both animal and human studies. Recently, this delivery technique has been extended to large molecules such as plasmid DNA. Here, the successful delivery of plasmids encoding reporter genes to rat hepatocellular carcinomas by in vivo electroporation is demonstrated.
Original Publication Citation
Heller, L., Jaroszeski, M. J., Coppola, D., Pottinger, C., Gilbert, R., & Heller, R. (2000). Electrically mediated plasmid DNA delivery to hepatocellular carcinomas in vivo. Gene Therapy, 7(10), 826-829. doi:10.1038/sj.gt.3301173
Heller, L.; Jaroszeski, M. J.; Coppola, D.; Pottinger, C.; Gilbert, R.; and Heller, Richard, "Electrically Mediated Plasmid DNA Delivery to Hepatocellular Carcinomas in Vivo" (2000). Bioelectrics Publications. 103.
0000-0001-8084-0787 (Heller, L.), 0000-0003-1899-3859 (Heller, R.)