plantibody


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plan·ti·bod·y

 (plăn′tĭ-bŏd′ē)
n. pl. plan·ti·bod·ies
An engineered mammalian antibody produced in plant cells by the proliferation of a plant virus into which the antibody's genetic material has been introduced.

[Blend of plant and antibody.]
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These antibodies are part of animal immune systems while plantibody is an antibody produced by genetically modified crops and are produced in plants by transforming them with antibody genes from animals.
It replaces an antibody obtained from mice in Cuba's manufacturing of the hepatitis B vaccine, researchers said, Carlos Borroto, deputy director at Cuba's Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering Center (CIGB) here, said the plantibody won approval from Cuba's medication quality control agency.
assuming that the mAb is only 100-fold more potent than polyclonal preparations [118]), the production costs for the amount of plantibody needed for 100 days of protection could be approximately one cent (102).