Gene therapy approaches for lysosomal storage disorders, a good model for the treatment of mendelian diseases
This review describes the different gene therapy technologies applied to approach lysosomal storage disorders, monogenic conditions, with known genetic and biochemical defects, for many of which animal models are available. Both viral and nonviral procedures are described, underlying the specific needs that the treatment of genetic disorders requires.
Conclusions: Lysosomal storage disorders represent a good model of study of gene therapeutic procedures that are, or could be, relevant to the treatment of several other mendelian diseases.
Document Type: Review Article
Affiliations: Gene Therapy Laboratory and Laboratory of Diagnosis and Therapy of Lysosomal Disorders, Department of Pediatrics, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
Publication date: 2012-07-01