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Daniel J. Belliveau

1996

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Adenovirus-Mediated Gene Transfer Of The Tumor Suppressor, P53, Induces Apoptosis In Postmitotic Neurons, R. Slack, Daniel Belliveau, M. Rosenberg, J. Atwal, H. Lochmuller, R. Aloyz, A. Haghighi, B. Lach, P. Seth, E. Cooper, F. Miller Dec 1995

Adenovirus-Mediated Gene Transfer Of The Tumor Suppressor, P53, Induces Apoptosis In Postmitotic Neurons, R. Slack, Daniel Belliveau, M. Rosenberg, J. Atwal, H. Lochmuller, R. Aloyz, A. Haghighi, B. Lach, P. Seth, E. Cooper, F. Miller

Daniel J. Belliveau

Programmed cell death is an ongoing process in both the developing and the mature nervous system. The tumor suppressor gene, p53, can induce apoptosis in a number of different cell types. Recently, the enhanced expression of p53 has been observed during acute neurological disease. To determine whether p53 overexpression could influence neuronal survival, we used a recombinant adenovirus vector carrying wild type p53 to transduce postmitotic neurons. A control consisting of the same adenovirus vector background but carrying the lacZ reporter expression cassette was used to establish working parameters for the effective genetic manipulation of sympathetic neurons. We have found ...