Cell Reports volume 5, issue 4, P886-894 2013 DOI: 10.1016/j.celrep.2013.09.040 View full text
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

Abstract: Summary 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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