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The onset of the adaptive immune response to Mycobacterium tuberculosis is delayed compared with that of other infections or immunization, and allows the bacterial population in the lungs to expand markedly during the preimmune phase of infection. We used adoptive transfer of M. tuberculosis Ag85B-specific CD4(+) T cells to determine that the delayed(More)
Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) is thought to reside in macrophages, although infected dendritic cells (DCs) have been observed. Thus, although cellular associations have been made, global characterization of the cells harboring Mtb is lacking. We have performed temporal and quantitative characterization of the cells harboring Mtb following aerosol(More)
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