Adeno-associated virus vector capsid

Adeno-associated virus vector capsid (AAV vector capsid) refers to the empty protein shell of an AAV virus which can be used to carry a working copy of a gene into a target cell’s nucleus. The capsid can be modified so that the AAV vector will target specific cell types.

AAV vector capsids are used in adeno-associated virus gene therapy.

Sourced From
Tailoring the AAV vector capsid for gene therapy [2009 published article]
Viral Vectors in Gene Therapy [2018 published article}
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American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy: Vector 101

Synonyms:
AAV vector capsid
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