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Mutual attraction: Does it benefit the host or the bug?

Authors
  • Flynn, JoAnne L1
  • 1 University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15261, USA , Pittsburgh (United States)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Nature Immunology
Publisher
Springer Nature
Publication Date
Aug 01, 2004
Volume
5
Issue
8
Pages
778–779
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1038/ni0804-778
Source
Springer Nature
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Abstract

Granulomas are thought to be immunological barriers that effectively contain mycobacteria. This hypothesis is now challenged by data that show granulomas are dynamic entities permissive to bacterial latency and reinfection.

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