The bacillary and macrophage response to hypoxia in tuberculosis and the consequences for T cell antigen recognition

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Abstract

Mycobacterium tuberculosis is a facultative anaerobe and its characteristic pathological hallmark, the granuloma, exhibits hypoxia in humans and in most experimental models. Thus the host and bacillary adaptation to hypoxia is of central importance in understanding pathogenesis and thereby to derive new drug treatments and vaccines.

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Volume 19
Issue number 3
Pages 177-192
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