Transgenic plants as protein factories

Glynis Giddings

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Transgenic plants are showing considerable potential for the economic production of proteins, with a few already being marketed. Recent clinical trials of pharmaceuticals produced from transgenic plants are encouraging, with plant glycans showing reassuringly poor immunogenicity. Our increasing understanding of protein targeting and accumulation should further improve the potential of this new technology.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)450-454
Number of pages5
JournalCurrent Opinion in Biotechnology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 01 Oct 2001


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