Roberto Cattaneo, PhD
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine (Rochester, MN)
Leukemia / Lymphoma
Tumor specific replicating virus.
Studies in recent years have documented the lytic effects of various viruses on many human cancers, and the study and re-engineering of oncolytic viruses is intensifying. Recombinant measles viruses [MV] appear to be ideal vectors for lymphoma treatment, as wild-type MV infection occasionally induces lymphoma regression in humans.
We plan to produce viruses that replicate selectively in transformed lymphocytes, viruses with modulatable cytotoxicity, and viruses with a targeted envelope. Eventually we will combine the characteristics of the most effective viruses into a ‘second generation’ virus that is armed and targeted.
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Robert Cattaneo, PhD
Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
200 First St. SW
Rochester, MN 55905