Edible Vaccines: Trigger of Body’s First Line Defense

  • Rada Santosh Kumar GITAM Institute of Pharmacy, GITAM (Deemed to be University)
  • Ch. Chandra Kiran


Vaccines are used as protective agents from various diseases. The major reason to prepare vaccines are to digest the macromolecule of proteins in stomach considering of high pH . To overcome this issue a scientist named Arntzen developed the theory of edible vaccines. EVs are developed by genetic technology; in this the genes are introduced directly to the plants in various methods. The developed plant contains coded protein which acts as a vaccine. Purchasing at low cost leads to the prevention of various diseases like malaria, measles, hepatitis B , cholera, HIV and anthrax    

Keywords: Edible vaccines, Antigens, Oral immunization, Immunity.


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Author Biographies

Rada Santosh Kumar, GITAM Institute of Pharmacy, GITAM (Deemed to be University)

GITAM Institute of Pharmacy, GITAM (Deemed To Be University) Rushikonda, Visakhapatnam-530045, Andhra Pradesh, India.

Ch. Chandra Kiran

GITAM Institute of Pharmacy, GITAM (Deemed To Be University) Rushikonda, Visakhapatnam-530045, Andhra Pradesh, India.


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Santosh Kumar R, Chandra Kiran C. Edible Vaccines: Trigger of Body’s First Line Defense. JDDT [Internet]. 30Aug.2019 [cited 23Oct.2020];9(4-A):811-4. Available from: http://www.jddtonline.info/index.php/jddt/article/view/3619

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