Expression and manufacture of pharmaceutical proteins in genetically engineered horticultural plants

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Abstract

Humans have been using plants as a natural factory of pharmaceutical molecules for many centuries. Many secondary metabolites of plants exhibit a diversity of therapeutic effects including anti-inflammatory, wound-healing, and antimicrobial properties. These natural plant medicines were widely used around the world by early civilizations to protect and maintain human and animal health. Even today, with our highly sophisticated pharmaceutical technologies, more than one-quarter of prescription pharmaceutics are still derived from plants.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTransgenic Horticultural Crops
Subtitle of host publicationChallenges and Opportunities
PublisherCRC Press
Pages83-124
Number of pages42
ISBN (Electronic)9781420093797
ISBN (Print)9781420093780
StatePublished - Jan 1 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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    Chen, Q. (2011). Expression and manufacture of pharmaceutical proteins in genetically engineered horticultural plants. In Transgenic Horticultural Crops: Challenges and Opportunities (pp. 83-124). CRC Press.