Tobacco, a highly efficient green bioreactor for production of therapeutic proteins.

@article{Tremblay2010TobaccoAH,
  title={Tobacco, a highly efficient green bioreactor for production of therapeutic proteins.},
  author={Reynald Tremblay and David Q-H Wang and Anthony M Jevnikar and Shengwu Ma},
  journal={Biotechnology advances},
  year={2010},
  volume={28 2},
  pages={214-21}
}
Molecular farming of pharmaceuticals in plants has the potential to provide almost unlimited amounts of recombinant proteins for use in disease diagnosis, prevention or treatment. Tobacco has been and will continue to be a major crop for molecular farming and offers several practical advantages over other crops. It produces significant leaf biomass, has high soluble protein content and is a non-food crop, minimizing the risk of food-chain contamination. This, combined with its flexibility and… CONTINUE READING