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An approach for studying the mediators of pathogenesis in Mycobacterium tuberculosis

Rao, Amara Rama and Vijaya, Satchidanandam (1996) An approach for studying the mediators of pathogenesis in Mycobacterium tuberculosis. In: Indo/Japan Seminar on Morphogens, Genes and Development, FEB 18-21, 1995, MYSORE, INDIA.

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Mycobacterium tuberculosis is an example of an intracellular pathogen that mediates the disease state through complex interactions with the host's immune system. Not only does this organism replicate in the hostile environment prevailing within the infected macrophage, but it has also developed intricate mechanisms to inhibit several defence mechanisms of the host's immune system. It is postulated here that the mediators of these interactions with the host are products of differentially expressed genes in the pathogen, B and T fell responses of the host are hence to be used as tools to identify such gene products from an expression library of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis genome. The various pathways of generating a productive immune response that may be targeted by the pathogen are discussed.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Publisher: Indian Academy of Sciences
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Indian Academy of Sciences.
Keywords: Mycobacterium tuberculosis;macrophages;immune suppression
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Molecular Reproduction, Development & Genetics
Date Deposited: 10 May 2011 08:59
Last Modified: 28 Oct 2011 10:12
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/37011

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