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Edible vaccines

Sunny Y. Wong, Ken S. Ho, Hugh S. Mason, Charles J. Arntzen
From: Science & Medicine: Volume 5 Number 6: Page 36 (December 1998)

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Abstract: Inducing secretory and serum antibody production by introducing antigenic peptides directly into the gut is the aim of a project that might result in production of vaccines by transgenic plants. So far, it has been shown that plants can be made to synthesize appropriatel folded bacterial and viral proteins that stimulate immune responses. Excessive accumulation of a foreign protein may interfere with plant development. But the possibilty that staple food crops could also immunize children against common infectious diseases is important enough to warrant continued efforts on the development of edible vaccines.

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