Tuberculosis

Immunology of Tuberculosis

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MTB ranks as the first worldwide pathogen latently infecting one third of the population and the second leading cause of death from a single infectious agent, after the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). The development of vigorous and…
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Innate Immune Defenses in Human Tuberculosis: An Overview of the Interactions between Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Innate Immune Cells

Tuberculosis (TB) remains a serious global public health problem that results in up to 2 million deaths each year. TB is caused by the human pathogen, Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb), which infects primarily innate immune cells patrolling the lung. Innate immune cells serve as barometers of the imm...
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Th1 Differentiation Drives the Accumulation of Intravascular, Non-protective CD4 T Cells during Tuberculosis

Sallin et al. show that IL-12/23p40 and T-bet…
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Transcription Factor T-bet Orchestrates Lineage Development and Function in the Immune System

T-bet was originally described as the key transcription factor defining type 1 T helper (Th) cells. However, it is now clear that it drives the orchestrated generation of effector and memory cells in multiple different lymphocyte lineages. In addition to Th1 cells, CD8 T cells, B cells and some inna...
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Host-directed therapy targeting the Mycobacterium tuberculosis granuloma: a review

Infection by the intracellular bacterial pathogen Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) is a major…
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