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Evidence for a rapid rate of molecular evolution at the hypervariable and immunogenic Mycobacterium tuberculosis PPE38 gene region
(BioMed Central, 2009-09)
Background: PPE38 (Rv2352c) is a member of the large PPE gene family of Mycobacterium tuberculosis and related mycobacteria. The function of PPE proteins is unknown but evidence suggests that many are cell-surface associated ...
Detection of natural infection with Mycobacterium intracellulare in healthy wild-caught Chacma baboons (Papio ursinus)by ESAT-6 and CFP-10 IFN- ELISPOT tests following a tuberculosis outbreak
(BioMed Central, 2008-02)
Background: Both tuberculous and non-tuberculous mycobacteria can cause infection in nonhuman primates (NHP), indicating the existence of potential zoonotic transmission between these animals and visitors to zoos or animal ...
A threshold value for the time delay to TB diagnosis
(Public Library of Science (PLOS), 2007-08)
Backgound. In many communities where TB occurs at high incidence, the major force driving the epidemic is transmission. It is plausible that the typical long delay from the onset of infectious disease to diagnosis and ...