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Study: Immunity enzyme defends against tuberculosis infection

from UT Southwestern Medical Center via Infection Control Today

A study by researchers at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center has identified how an enzyme involved in protecting the body from pathogens senses Mycobacterium tuberculosis, a bacterial pathogen that infects millions of people worldwide and causes about 1.5 million deaths annually. The new finding has potential implications for the development of immunity-based therapies to treat tuberculosis, which typically takes months to eradicate and has become increasingly resistant to antibiotics. more

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