Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology

Davide Prosperi
Department of Biotechnology and Bioscience
University of Milan Bicocca
Milano
Italy

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Edible Transgenic Plant Vaccines for Different Diseases

Author(s): Aakanchha Jain, Vinay Saini, Dharm Veer Kohli.

Abstract:

Edible plant vaccines are immunogenic preparations containing antigenic proteins rather than pathogens, therefore, they sanctify situation where there is a possibility of resurgence of disease when the antigenic preparation contains the organism in any form whatsoever. Expression of antigens as vaccines and of antibodies against antigens of pathogens in transgenic plants is a convenient and inexpensive source for various bacterial, viral, helminths, protozoan and autoimmune diseases with lower capital costs. This review describes various diseases along with the production of edible transgenic plant vaccines/proteins for the same. Thus, substituting and improvising conventional immunization methods.

Keywords: Autoimmune diseases, Edible vaccines, Infectious diseases, Transgenic Plant Vaccines.

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Article Details

VOLUME: 14
ISSUE: 6
Year: 2013
Page: [594 - 614]
Pages: 21
DOI: 10.2174/138920101131400225
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