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ARTÍCULO
Adeno-associated viral vectors as versatile tools for Parkinson's research, both for disease modeling purposes and for therapeutic uses
Título de la revista: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR SCIENCES
ISSN: 1422-0067
Volumen: 22
Número: 12
Páginas: 6389
Fecha de publicación: 2021
Lugar: WOS
Resumen:
It is without any doubt that precision medicine therapeutic strategies targeting neurodegenerative disorders are currently witnessing the spectacular rise of newly designed approaches based on the use of viral vectors as Trojan horses for the controlled release of a given genetic payload. Among the different types of viral vectors, adeno-associated viruses (AAVs) rank as the ones most commonly used for the purposes of either disease modeling or for therapeutic strategies. Here, we reviewed the current literature dealing with the use of AAVs within the field of Parkinson's disease with the aim to provide neuroscientists with the advice and background required when facing a choice on which AAV might be best suited for addressing a given experimental challenge. Accordingly, here we will be summarizing some insights on different AAV serotypes, and which would be the most appropriate AAV delivery route. Next, the use of AAVs for modeling synucleinopathies is highlighted, providing potential readers with a landscape view of ongoing pre-clinical and clinical initiatives pushing forward AAV-based therapeutic approaches for Parkinson's disease and related synucleinopathies.