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The functional response of B cells to antigenic stimulation : a preliminary report of latent tuberculosis
(Public Library of Science, 2016-04)
Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M.tb) remains a successful pathogen, causing tuberculosis disease numbers to constantly increase. Although great progress has been made in delineating the disease, the host-pathogen interaction ...
Medroxyprogesterone acetate alters mycobacterium bovis BCG-induced cytokine production in peripheral blood mononuclear cells of contraceptive users
(Public Library of Science, 2011-09-08)
Most individuals latently infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M.tb) contain the infection by a balance of effector and regulatory immune responses. This balance can be influenced by steroid hormones such as ...
A semi-automatic technique to quantify complex tuberculous lung lesions on 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computerised tomography images
(Springer Open, 2018-06-25)
Background: There is a growing interest in the use of 18F-FDG PET-CT to monitor tuberculosis (TB) treatment response. However, TB causes complex and widespread pathology, which is challenging to segment and quantify in a ...
Effect of standard tuberculosis treatment on plasma cytokine levels in patients with active pulmonary tuberculosis
(Public Library of Science, 2012-05-14)
Background: Sputum Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) culture is commonly used to assess response to antibiotic treatment in individuals with pulmonary tuberculosis (TB). Such techniques are constrained by the slow growth ...
Patients with concurrent tuberculosis and diabetes have a pro-atherogenic plasma lipid profile
Background: Type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) is a major risk factor for development of tuberculosis (TB), however the underlyingmolecular foundations are unclear. Since lipids play a central role in the development of both ...
IL-22 : an underestimated player in natural resistance to tuberculosis?
(Frontiers Media, 2018)
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Approximately 10% of individuals latently infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) develop active tuberculosis (TB) during their lifetime. Although it is well recognized that T-helper 1 immune ...