Transformation of Marshmallow Plant for Anti-HIV Microbicide Production
For centuries, marshmallow plant (Althaea officinalis L.) has been used as a medicinal and ornamental plant. Valuable secondary products of metabolism have previously been identified in Agrobacterium rhizogenes-generated transgenic ‘hairy roots in this plant. Thus …
The concentration of CV-N present in the root tissue was 2.4 μg/g fresh weight in the second setup, with an average secretion rate into the growth medium of 0.02 μg/ml/24 h. Therefore, the transgenic roots from marshmallow plant may be used not only as a source of therapeutic secondary metabolites, but also as an expression system for the production of recombinant pharmaceuticals.
Read the abstract at http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11248-013-9730-7.