Special Issue "Plant-Derived Pharmaceuticals by Molecular Farming"

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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 (31 March 2011)

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,

This special issue is aimed at both the basic and applied sciences of Plant Molecular Farming (PMF). PMF is the growing and harvesting of genetically engineered crops of transgenic plants, to produce biopharmaceuticals or industrial compounds instead of food, feed, or fibre. The possibilities cover from the manufacture of medical products, such as pharmaceuticals (drugs) and vaccines, to the products of industrial purpose like biodegradable plastics. The advantages of PMF in terms of production scale and economy, product safety, ease of storage and distribution are superior than any current commercial system. Despite the promising benefits, the commercialization of plant-derived pharmaceutical products is lagging by the uncertainty, particularly with regard to the adaptation of good manufacturing practice regulations to field-grown plants. Although it is not yet routinely commercialized, interest and investment in PMF are extending rapidly. PMF will be progressed for the core commercial development in biotechnology. Licensing of full scale production is forthcoming, although cultivated area in field will be very limited and highly regulated, or the initial stage of cultivation may begin in controlled greenhouses. The objective of this special issue is to provide high quality research results on novel gene expression in plants and its industrial or clinical application. I wish to thank all the authors for their contribution to this special issue.

Prof. Dr. Chang Won Choi
Guest Editor

Keywords

  • edible vaccines
  • antibodies for diagnostic, preventative, and therapeutic applications
  • bioplastics made from simple, biodegradable molecules produced in plants
  • an enzyme used in the treatment of human and animals
  • enzymes for use in food processing
  • proteins for industrial purpose

Published Papers (5 papers)

by , , ,  and
Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2011, 12(8), 4975-4990; doi:10.3390/ijms12084975
Received: 1 April 2011; in revised form: 18 June 2011 / Accepted: 20 July 2011 / Published: 5 August 2011
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by , , ,  and
Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2011, 12(7), 4477-4487; doi:10.3390/ijms12074477
Received: 3 May 2011; in revised form: 9 June 2011 / Accepted: 4 July 2011 / Published: 13 July 2011
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by , ,  and
Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2011, 12(6), 3536-3552; doi:10.3390/ijms12063536
Received: 31 March 2011; in revised form: 11 May 2011 / Accepted: 27 May 2011 / Published: 3 June 2011
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by , ,  and
Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2011, 12(5), 3220-3236; doi:10.3390/ijms12053220
Received: 1 April 2011; in revised form: 5 May 2011 / Accepted: 9 May 2011 / Published: 17 May 2011
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by  and
Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2011, 12(5), 2808-2821; doi:10.3390/ijms12052808
Received: 18 March 2011; in revised form: 11 April 2011 / Accepted: 11 April 2011 / Published: 29 April 2011
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Last update: 26 February 2014

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