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Gene Therapy for Severe Combined Immunodeficiency due to Adenosine Deaminase Deficiency

[ Vol. 12 , Issue. 1 ]


Claudia A. Montiel-Equihua, Adrian J. Thrasher and H. Bobby Gaspar   Pages 57 - 65 ( 9 )


The severe combined immunodeficiency caused by the absence of adenosine deaminase (SCID-ADA) was the first monogenic disorder for which gene therapy was developed. Over 30 patients have been treated worldwide using the current protocols, and most of them have experienced clinical benefit; importantly, in the absence of any vector-related complications. In this document, we review the progress made so far in the development and establishment of gene therapy as an alternative form of treatment for ADA-SCID patients.


Immunodeficiency, Adenosine, Deaminase Deficiency, Adenosine deaminase, severe combined immunodeficiency, gene therapy, hematopoietic stem cell, retrovirus, clinical trial


Molecular Immunology Unit, UCL Institute of Child Health, 30, Guilford Street, London WC1N 1EH, UK.

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