Article révisé par les pairs
Résumé : MVM-based autonomous parvoviral vectors have been shown to target the expression of heterologous genes in neoplastic cells and are therefore of interest for cancer gene therapy. The traditional method for production of parvoviral vectors requires the cotransfection of vector and helper plasmids into MVM-permissive cell lines, but recombination between the cotransfected plasmids invariably gives rise to vector stocks that are heavily contaminated with wild-type MVM. Therefore, to minimise recombination between the vector and helper genomes we have utilised a cell line in which the MVM helper functions are expressed inducibly from a modified MVM genome that is stably integrated into the host cell chromosome. Using this MVM packaging cell line, we could reproducibly generate MVM vector stocks that contained no detectable helper virus.