Commercial Plant-Produced Recombinant Protein Products

Case Studies

  • John A. Howard
  • Elizabeth E. Hood

Part of the Biotechnology in Agriculture and Forestry book series (AGRICULTURE, volume 68)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Elizabeth E. Hood, Paul Christou
    Pages 1-11
  3. Highly Purified Proteins

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Elizabeth E. Hood, John A. Howard
      Pages 15-25
    3. Rainer Fischer, Johannes F. Buyel, Stefan Schillberg, Richard M. Twyman
      Pages 27-41
    4. Aparna Krishnan, Susan L. Woodard
      Pages 43-63
    5. Gregory P. Pogue, Fakhrieh Vojdani, Kenneth E. Palmer, Earl White, Hugh Haydon, Barry Bratcher
      Pages 65-80
  4. Vaccines

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
    2. Louis-P. Vézina, Brian J. Ward, Marc-André D’Aoust, Manon Couture, Sonia Trépanier, Andrew Sheldon et al.
      Pages 83-102
    3. Stephen J. Streatfield, Natasha Kushnir, Vidadi Yusibov
      Pages 103-133
    4. Elizabeth Loza-Rubio, Edith Rojas-Anaya
      Pages 153-177
    5. Miguel A. Gómez Lim
      Pages 179-195
  5. Industrial Proteins

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 229-229
    2. Elizabeth E. Hood, Deborah V. Requesens
      Pages 231-246
    3. Gina Fake, John Howard
      Pages 247-257
  6. Future Directions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 259-259
    2. John Howard, Elizabeth E. Hood
      Pages 261-274
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 275-281

About this book


Attention has recently turned to using plants as hosts for the production of commercially important proteins. The twelve case studies in this volume present successful strategies for using plants to produce industrial and pharmaceutical proteins and vaccine antigens. They examine in detail projects that have commercial potential or products that have already been commercialized, illustrating the advantages that plants offer over bacterial, fungal or animal cell-culture hosts. There are many indications that plant protein production marks the beginning of a new paradigm for the commercial production of proteins that, over the next decade, will expand dramatically.


Food proteins Industrial proteins Molecular farming Plant biotechnology Recombinant proteins Vaccines

Editors and affiliations

  • John A. Howard
    • 1
  • Elizabeth E. Hood
    • 2
  1. 1.Cal Poly Technology ParkApplied Biotechnology InstituteSan Luis ObispoUSA
  2. 2.Arkansas Biosciences InstituteArkansas State UniversityJonesboroUSA

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