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Plant-based material, protein and biodegradable plastic.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15753000     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Fibrous proteins from spiders, proteins with synthetic multiple repeats and mammalian structural proteins such as collagen have been produced in transgenic plants. Recent advances in the production of biodegradable plastic in plants also show the potential of molecular farming for research into and production of materials. Selection of a growing variety of such products, optimization of expression, and the development of effective purification strategies will further promote this growing field of biotechnology.
Jürgen Scheller; Udo Conrad
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current opinion in plant biology     Volume:  8     ISSN:  1369-5266     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr. Opin. Plant Biol.     Publication Date:  2005 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-03-08     Completed Date:  2005-05-10     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100883395     Medline TA:  Curr Opin Plant Biol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  188-96     Citation Subset:  IM    
Institut für Biochemie, Christian-Albrechts Universität zu Kiel, Olshausenstrasse 40, D-24098 Kiel, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Biodegradation, Environmental
Collagen / chemistry,  metabolism
Extracellular Matrix Proteins / pharmacokinetics
Plant Proteins / metabolism*
Plants, Genetically Modified
Plastics / pharmacokinetics*
Silk / genetics,  pharmacokinetics*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Extracellular Matrix Proteins; 0/Plant Proteins; 0/Plastics; 0/Silk; 9007-34-5/Collagen

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