C E Rivas-Santiago

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Tuberculosis is a worldwide health problem, and multidrug-resistant (MDR) and extensively multidrug-resistant (XMDR) strains are rapidly emerging and threatening the control of this disease. These problems motivate the search for new treatment strategies. One potential strategy is immunotherapy using cationic anti-microbial peptides. The capacity of(More)
In spite of advances in immunology on mycobacterial infection, there are few studies on the role of anti-microbial peptides in tuberculosis. The cathelin-related anti-microbial peptide (CRAMP) is the only cathelicidin isolated from mice. In this work we investigated the cellular sources and the production kinetics of this molecule during experimental(More)
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