Plant Vaccines: An Immunological Perspective

  • D. C. Hooper
Part of the Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology book series (CT MICROBIOLOGY, volume 332)

The advent of technologies to express heterologous proteins in planta has led to the proposition that plants may be engineered to be safe, inexpensive vehicles for the production of vaccines and possibly even vectors for their delivery. The immunogenicity of a variety of antigens of relevance to vaccination expressed in different plants has been assessed. The purpose of this article is to examine the utility of plant-expression systems in vaccine development from an immunological perspective.


Food Allergy Alfalfa Mosaic Virus Food Antigen Infected Plant Tissue Plant Expression System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. C. Hooper
    • 1
  1. 1.Associate Professor, Center for Neurovirology, Kimmel Cancer CenterThomas Jefferson UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA

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