Biotechnologists Develop Gene Therapy for Erectile Dysfunction

March 24, 2015

(Medical Xpress) – Thanks to the gene construct, the production of cGMP is not stimulated by sexual arousal but by exposure of the erectile tissue to blue light. “In this way, we circumvent the usual sexual stimulation that triggers a cascade of signals in the body and ultimately leads to an erection,” says Fussenegger. With erectile dysfunction, normal sexual stimulation does not lead to an erection.

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