Geraldine Nouailles

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Mycobacterium tuberculosis remains one of the top microbial killers of humans causing approximately 2 million deaths annually. More than 90% of the 2 billion individuals infected never develop active disease, indicating that the immune system is able to generate mechanisms that control infection. However, the immune response generally fails to achieve(More)
General interest in the biological functions of IFN type I in Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) infection increased after the recent identification of a distinct IFN gene expression signature in tuberculosis (TB) patients. Here, we demonstrate that TB-susceptible mice lacking the receptor for IFN I (IFNAR1) were protected from death upon aerogenic infection(More)
Tuberculosis (TB) is a major health issue globally. Although typically the disease can be cured by chemotherapy in all age groups, and prevented in part in newborn by vaccination, general consensus exists that development of novel intervention measures requires better understanding of disease mechanisms. Human TB is characterized by polarity between host(More)
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