The use of microparticle injection to introduce genes into animal cells in vitro and in vivo.

S. A. Johnston, D. C. Tang

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

31 Scopus citations

Abstract

The biolistic technology has had a tremendous impact on plant and microbial research and development. The experience to date indicates that it should also have important uses with animal applications. The in-chamber system should prove increasingly valuable for transfecting non-dividing cells, primary cells, and other difficult-to-transfect targets. The hand-held version is currently useful for in situ transfection of cells in skin, but has limited effectiveness for internal organ transfection. This limitation may be lessened with further improvements in gun design and microprojectile coating. For gene therapy the most promising applications of this technology appear to be for genetic immunization and protocols which elicit an anti-tumor response.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)225-236
Number of pages12
JournalGenetic engineering
Volume15
DOIs
StatePublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'The use of microparticle injection to introduce genes into animal cells in vitro and in vivo.'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this