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Research Journal of Pharmaceutical Dosage Forms and Technology
Year : 2015, Volume : 7, Issue : 2
First page : ( 161) Last page : ( 165)
Print ISSN : 0975-234X. Online ISSN : 0975-4377.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0975-4377.2015.00024.5

Food as a Vaccine

Faith V. Hema1,*,**, Debnath Subhashis1, Lavanya D.2, Jerusha V.3, Madhuri M. Vineela Ruth4

1Department of Pharmaceutics, Seven Hills College of Pharmacy, Venkatramapuram, Tirupati

2Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Seven Hills College of Pharmacy, Venkatramapuram, Tirupati

3Department of Pharmacology, Sri Padmavathi School of Pharmacy, Tiruchanoor, Tirupati

4Department of Pharmaceutical Analysis, Seven Hills College of Pharmacy, Venkatramapuram, Tirupati

*Address for correspondence: V. Hema Faith, Department of Pharmaceutics, Seven Hills College of Pharmacy, Venkatramapuram, Tirupati

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Online published on 25 June, 2015.

Abstract

As the science and technology advances, a leap in medical field occurred and all the painful vaccination procedures replaced with modernized techniques like edible vaccines, a non-invasive technique. Vaccine contains weak pathogens of bacteria or virus or a killed bacterial suspension or toxins produced by bacterial strains, when taken inside human body, our immune system finds out the foreign particle and it produces a group of antibodies to eradicate it and making a memory of it. Edible vaccines are genetically modified crop, in which vaccines are produced in the plant parts when antigenic proteins are transgenically introduced into edible crop and work same as that of original vaccines. Present review is focused on several methods used in production of edible vaccines and the types of food used for production of edible vaccines. And the challenges we are still facing in development which needs to be focused more by the future generations.

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Keywords

Edible vaccine, transgenic plant, immunity, potato, tomato.

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