Special Issue "Pharmaceuticals and Nutraceuticals by Molecular Farming"


A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Bioactives and Nutraceuticals".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 May 2014)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Chang Won Choi
Department of Biology & Medicinal Science, Pai Chai University, Daejeon 302-735, Korea
E-Mail: choicw@pcu.ac.kr
Phone: +8242 520 5617
Fax: +8242 520 5380
Interests: plant-derived biomedicines; plant-made pharmaceuticals; molecular farming; recombinant proteins; plant metabolic engineering; hypoglycaemic; hypolipidemic; antioxidants; antiviral

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Molecular farming (MF), in terms of production scale and economy, product safety, ease of storage, and distribution, is superior to any other current commercial alternative. Despite MF’s promising benefits, the commercialization of MF-derived products is lagging behind due to uncertainty and safety issues. A particularly troubling issue concerns the adaptation of good manufacturing practice regulations for transgenic organisms. Although MF is not yet routinely commercialized, interest and investment in MF are extending rapidly. Ultimately, MF will progress and become a core commercial development in biotechnology.

This Special Issue aims to provide high quality research concerning novel gene expression in target organisms, MF’s industrial and preclinical/clinical applications, and MF’s environmental impacts. Possible topics cover research at both the basic and applied sciences levels, and concern yeast, fungi, algae, insects, plants, fish or mammals. Possible products include biopharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, vaccines, metabolites, and proteins for industrial purposes. I wish to thank all authors for their contributions to this Special Issue.

Dr. Chang Won Choi
Guest Editor


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  • molecular farming
  • transgenic organisms
  • industrial, preclinical/clinical applications
  • environmental impacts
  • yeast, fungi, algae, insects, plants, fish, mammals, biopharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, vaccines, metabolites, proteins for industrial purposes

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Published Papers (1 paper)

by , , , , ,  and
Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2014, 15(8), 14743-14752; doi:10.3390/ijms150814743
Received: 30 May 2014; in revised form: 17 July 2014 / Accepted: 22 July 2014 / Published: 22 August 2014
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Last update: 7 August 2014

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