Correspondence and Brief Communications |

Adenoviral Vector Infection of the Pancreas

Dilip Parekh, MD
Arch Surg. 1998;133(3):335-336. doi:.
Text Size: A A A
Published online


Vickers et al1 present an intriguing study that examines gene transfer using an adenoviral vector into a vascularized human cadaveric pancreas. The authors demonstrate that infusion of concentrated (1×1010 plaque-forming units per milliliter) adenoviral vector into the pancreatic duct leads to transduction of the ductal cells as demonstrated by expression of a marker, the Escherichia coli β-galactosidase (LacZ) gene. Previous studies have demonstrated that animal tissues are readily transduced by adenoviral vectors, including tissues of higher animals such as the pig and primate. For example, we have shown that cultured human hepatocytes are transduced to a high degree of efficiency by adenoviral vectors.2 Similarly, respiratory epithelium is transduced by adenoviral vectors delivered directly to the respiratory mucosa in patients with cystic fibrosis.3 This study is the first demonstration of in vivo transduction of normal human pancreatic ductal cells with adenoviral vectors.

Sign In to Access Full Content

Don't have Access?

Register and get free email Table of Contents alerts, saved searches, PowerPoint downloads, CME quizzes, and more

Subscribe for full-text access to content from 1998 forward and a host of useful features

Activate your current subscription (AMA members and current subscribers)

Purchase Online Access to this article for 24 hours

First Page Preview

View Large
First page PDF preview





Meets CME requirements for:
Browse CME for all U.S. States
Accreditation Information
The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The AMA designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM per course. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Physicians who complete the CME course and score at least 80% correct on the quiz are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.
Note: You must get at least of the answers correct to pass this quiz.
You have not filled in all the answers to complete this quiz
The following questions were not answered:
Sorry, you have unsuccessfully completed this CME quiz with a score of
The following questions were not answered correctly:
Commitment to Change (optional):
Indicate what change(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Your quiz results:
The filled radio buttons indicate your responses. The preferred responses are highlighted
For CME Course: A Proposed Model for Initial Assessment and Management of Acute Heart Failure Syndromes
Indicate what changes(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).
Submit a Comment


Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Sign In to Access Full Content

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging & repositioning the boxes below.

Articles Related By Topic
Related Topics
PubMed Articles