Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology

Zeno Foldes-Papp
Visiting Professor of Medical Biochemistry
HELIOS Clinical Center of Emergency Medicine
Department for Internal Medicine
Alte-Koelner-Strasse 9
D-51688 Koeln-Wipperfuerth


Edible Transgenic Plant Vaccines for Different Diseases

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

Affiliation: Biopharmaceuticals Research Laboratory, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Dr. Harisingh Gour University, Sagar (M.P.) India 470003.


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

Page: [594 - 614]
Pages: 21
DOI: 10.2174/138920101131400225