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Tuberculosis infection process pinpointed

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: (Published 30 August 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:501
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. BMJ

    Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacterium that causes tuberculosis, uses an underhand trick to invade cells, researchers announced last week.

    The body's immune system normally tags any invading bacteria with proteins that alert macrophages to consume it. One of these proteins, C2a, then floats …

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