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suicide gene [ENGLISH]

Technique used in gene therapy, particularly for cancer, in which a suicide gene, which codes for a protein that is lethal to a specific cell, is introduced using a vector, resulting in the self-destruction of the cell through apoptosis.

självmordsgen [SWEDISH]

En gen som kommer att få en cell att döda sig själv genom programmerad celldöd (apoptos).


Resources and references

Definitions have been translated into the Swedish language from the following sources:

  1. 1. American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy Glossary
  2. 2. Clinical Trials Information System
  3. 3. EMA Glossary of Regulatory Terms
  4. 4. EMA Medical Terms simplifier
  5. 5. Glossary of Terms used in EU Clinical Trials Register
  6. 6. Glossary of Terms U.S Food and Drug Administration
  7. 7. National Human Genome Research Institute “Talking Glossary of Genomic and Genetic Terms”
  8. 8. The Glossary for Advanced Therapies Regen. Med. Dec 2020 Vol. 15 No. 12 Suppl. 1
  9. 9. Toolkit For Patient Focused Therapy Development Glossary

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