- Introduction and overview
- Some of the advantages of therapeutic genes
- Some of the advantages of molecular biosensor feedback control systems
- Why a nanodelivery approach is appropriate
- The therapeutic gene approach
- What constitutes a "therapeutic gene" ?
- Transient versus stable expression modes
- Molecular feedback control systems
- Drug delivery has traditionally not used feedback controls
- Why feedback control might be a very good idea!
- Positive or negative feedback?
- Molecular Biosensors as a component of a nanomedicine feedback control system
- What is a molecular biosensor?
- How a molecular biosensor functions as a therapeutic gene switch
- Building integrated molecular biosensor/gene delivery systems –some examples
- Required components
- Example of a ribozyme/antivirus system
- Example of an ARE biosensor/DNA repair system
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