Old Methods for a New Therapy — Imaging Gene Delivery

The promise of gene based therapies is stronger than ever.  Testament to this is the strides being taken in several areas; including mRNA based delivery and RNA interference.1 These successes are driving “new” applications for an “old” in vivo imaging assay, bioluminescence imaging (BLI).  BLI is based on detection of a reporter gene/protein (traditionally firefly […]

MV(4;11): A Model of Human AML (acute myeloid leukemia)

Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a malignant disorder of the progenitor cells in myeloid hematopoiesis and represents a genetically heterogeneous cancer. The onset of AML is thought to require cooperation between active proliferation and defects in myeloid differentiation, which often results in chromosomal translocation (Gilliland et al., 2004). The annual incidence of AML is ~1.8 per […]