Plant Based Bioreactors of Recombinant Cytokines (Review)


Cytokines are a family of signaling polypeptides involved in intercellular interactions in the process of the immune response, as well as in the regulation of a number of normal physiological functions. Cytokines are used in medicine for the treatment of cancer, immune disorders, viral infections, and other socially significant diseases, but the extent of their use is limited by the high production cost of the active agent. The development of this area of pharmacology is associated with the success of genetic engineering, which allows the production of significant amounts of protein by transgenic organisms. The review discusses the latest advances in the production of various cytokines with the use of genetically modified plants.

DOI: 10.1134/S0003683816020034

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@article{Burlakovskiy2016PlantBB, title={Plant Based Bioreactors of Recombinant Cytokines (Review)}, author={M. S. Burlakovskiy and Vladislav V. Yemelyanov and Ludmila A. Lutova}, journal={Applied Biochemistry and Microbiology}, year={2016}, volume={52}, pages={121-137} }