Adenovirus gene expression system (U.S. Patent Number 6,824,770)

Acronym: Not Available NIDDK Contact: Principal Investigator(s): Marvin Gershengorn

The invention is directed to an adenoviral vector comprising (a) at least one insertion site for cloning a heterologous gene, and, in an orientation opposite to the direction of transcription of the adenoviral region into which it is inserted, (b) a heterologous promoter positioned upstream from the insertion site, (c) a eukaryotic splice acceptor and splice donor site positioned between the promoter and the insertion site; and (d) a polyadenylation sequence positioned downstream of the insertion site. The invention also provides a host cell infected with such a vector, a method of producing a selected protein, and a method of delivering a heterologous gene to an animal heart.

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