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A new method for producing therapeutic agents: can a breast cancer treatment be produced in plants?

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Title: A new method for producing therapeutic agents: can a breast cancer treatment be produced in plants?
Author: Grohs, B.M.; Niu, Y.; Veldhuis, L.J.; et al; Institute for Community Engaged Scholarship
Abstract: A system for producing pharmaceuticals in plants was tested using trastuzumab, which is a treatment for certain breast cancers in humans. When compared to its traditionally-made counterpart (Herceptin), the plant-produced trastuzumab had a similar structure, and was equally effective at inhibiting cancer cell growth in laboratory tests.
Description: This summary is a project of the Institute for Community Engaged Scholarship (ICES) at the University of Guelph, with project partners: the Business Development Office (BDO), SPARK Program at the University of Guelph, and Knowledge Mobilization Unit at York University. This project is part of the Pan-Canadian Research Impact Network. http://csahs.uoguelph.ca/pps/Clear_Research
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10214/4822
Date: 2012-12-10


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