Jan De Rijck, Christine de Kogel, Jonas Demeulemeester, Sofie Vets, Sara El Ashkar, Nirav Malani, Frederic D. Bushman, Bart Landuyt, Steven J. Husson, Katrien Busschots, Rik Gijsbers, Zeger Debyser
A hallmark of retroviral replication is integration of the viral genome in the host cell DNA. This characteristic makes retrovirus-based vectors attractive delivery vehicles for gene therapy. However, adverse events in gene therapeutic trials, caused by activation of proto-oncogenes due to Murine Leukemia Virus (MLV)-derived vector integration, hamper their application. Here we show that bromodomain and extraterminal (BET) proteins (BRD2, BRD3 and BRD4) and MLV integrase specifically interact and co-l…
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