edible vaccine


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A vaccine in which an antigenic protein is engineered into an edible plant; after ingestion, the protein is uncloaked and recognized by the immune system

edible vaccine

A genetically manipulated food containing organisms or related antigens that may provide active immunity against infection. Edible vaccines against many microorganisms are being developed, with the goal of using them to vaccinate children in nonindustrialized countries where there are obstacles to the use of traditional injectable vaccines.
See also: vaccine
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Clinical trials led by Nobel Prize winner Dr Barry Marshall have identified certain strains of stomach bacteria, which are safe to use in humans as the basis for edible vaccines.
The research report Analyzing Edible Vaccines details the revolutionary strides in the field of vaccine industry which is crucial in the human fight against diseases which were earlier only countered with traditional vaccination programs.
The researchers also detected antibodies in the feces of six of the people who had received the edible vaccine.
A unique distinction of this report is the provision of a case study in the report on edible vaccine application for allergic immunotherapy.
These edible vaccines could reportedly help some of the 15 million children who die each year from preventable diseases.
Biotech corporations have expanded on their scientific experiments with our fund by creating edible vaccines and pharmaceutical crops, Over 400 genetically altered "functional foods" are in development by twenty biotech corporations from around the world.
Current efforts in the vaccine manufacturing field include product research and development pertaining to injectable combination vaccines and to non-injectable vaccines, including those administered via inhalation and even edible vaccines.
A plant has been genetically modified to carry a vaccine to fight measles, offering the prospect of edible vaccines.
The NRC report suggests that edible vaccines, which are currently being developed, could also be used by soldiers in the field to fend off common ailments or diarrhea caused by intestinal viruses.
GMO plants with specific consumer benefits that are in the pipeline include: 1) plants containing edible vaccines (e.
Current development is focused not only on high-value therapeutic proteins, edible vaccines, antibodies for human immunotherapy, but also on industrial applications like production of enzymes for food and feed additives, engineering plants in order to produce specially designed seed which can be used as a delivery vehicle for industrial enzymes [3-18].
The winged bean collection has been important in our preliminary studies, which we hope will allow us to design edible vaccines in the future.