An overview of tolerogenic immunotherapies based on plant-made antigens Review uri icon


  • Introduction: Over the last two decades, genetically engineered plants became attractive and mature platforms for producing vaccines and other relevant biopharmaceuticals. Autoimmune and inflammatory disorders demand the availability of accessible treatments, and one alternative therapy is based on therapeutic vaccines able to downregulate immune responses that favor pathology progression. Areas covered: The current status of plant-made tolerogenic vaccines is presented with emphasis on the candidates under evaluation in test animals. Nowadays, this concept has been assessed in models of food and pollen allergies, autoimmune diabetes, asthma, arthritis, and prevention of blocking antibodies induction against a biopharmaceutical used in replacement therapies. Expert opinion: According to the current evidence generated at the preclinical level, plant-made tolerogenic therapies are a promise to treat several immune-related conditions, and the beginning of clinical trials is envisaged for the next decade. Advantages and limitations for this technology are discussed. © 2019, © 2019 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor %26 Francis Group.

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  • 2019-01-01