Novel Techniques and Their Applications to Health Foods, Agricultural and Medical Biotechnology: Functional Genomics and Basic Epigenetic Controls in Plant and Animal Cells

Baianu, I.C. and Lozano, P. and Prisecaru, V. I. and Lin, H.C. (2004) Novel Techniques and Their Applications to Health Foods, Agricultural and Medical Biotechnology: Functional Genomics and Basic Epigenetic Controls in Plant and Animal Cells. [Preprint]

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Selected applications of novel techniques for analyzing Health Food formulations, as well as for advanced investigations in Agricultural and Medical Biotechnology aimed at defining the multiple connections between functional genomics and epigenomic, fundamental control mechanisms in both animal and plant cells are being reviewed with the aim of unraveling future developments and policy changes that are likely to open new niches for Biotechnology and prevent the shrinking or closing of existing markets. Amongst the selected novel techniques with applications in both Agricultural and Medical Biotechnology are: immobilized bacterial cells and enzymes, microencapsulation and liposome production, genetic manipulation of microorganisms, development of novel vaccines from plants, epigenomics of mammalian cells and organisms, and biocomputational tools for molecular modeling related to disease and Bioinformatics. Both fundamental and applied aspects of the emerging new techniques are being discussed in relation to their anticipated, marked impact on future markets and present policy changes that are needed for success in either Agricultural or Medical Biotechnology. The novel techniques are illustrated with figures presenting the most important features of representative and powerful tools which are currently being developed for both immediate and long term applications in Agriculture, Health Food formulation and production, pharmaceuticals and Medicine. The research aspects are naturally emphasized in our review as they are key to further developments in Biotechnology; however, the course adopted for the implementation of biotechnological applications, and the policies associated with biotechnological applications are clearly the determining factors for future Biotechnology successes, be they pharmaceutical, medical or agricultural.

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Additional Information:This is an article that presents a synthesis of biotechnology apllications and novel techniques that are relevant to health, improved nutrition and formulation of novel foods, as well as a discussion of policy changes in agricultural and medical biotechnology that may be necessary for success in future applications.
Keywords:Applications in Agricultural and Medical Biotechnology; immobilized bacterial cells and enzymes; microencapsulation and liposome production; genetic manipulation of microorganisms; genetic therapy in medicine; development of novel vaccines from plants; epigenomics of mammalian cells and organisms; biocomputational tools for molecular modeling related to disease; Bioinformatics; Suggested policy changes for future and immediate success of Biotechnology in the world markets; Health Food Applications; Novel Vaccines from Plants; Medical Applications of Lectins for diagnostics and treatments; Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) and MRI/MRM; Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy and applications to Single Molecule Detection, Single Virus Particle Detection; Single virus particle, HIV, HPV, Hepatitis B and C detection for early, susuccessful treatments; Ultra-sensitive, Selective Detection and Early Diagnostics of Cancers.
Subjects:JOURNALS > Online Journal of Health and Allied Sciences
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ID Code:3691
Deposited By: Baianu, Professor I. C.
Deposited On:06 Jul 2004
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