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NCI Drug Dictionary

  

adenovirus vector 
One of a number of genetically-engineered adenoviruses designed to insert a gene of interest into a eukaryotic cell where the gene of interest is subsequently expressed. Unlike most other vectors, adenovirus vectors have the ability to infect post-mitotic cells. Thus, these agents are especially useful for gene transfer into neuronal cells. Check for active clinical trials or closed clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
Synonym:Adenoviral Vector
Abbreviation:ADV