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LTBI: latent tuberculosis infection or lasting immune responses to M. tuberculosis? A TBNET consensus statement
Tuberculosis control relies on the identification and preventive treatment of individuals who are latently infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis. However, direct identification of latentExpand
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Comparison of two interferon-gamma assays and tuberculin skin test for tracing tuberculosis contacts.
BACKGROUND The tuberculin skin test (TST) has low specificity. QuantiFERON-TB Gold (QFT-G) and T-SPOT.TB are based on interferon (IFN)-gamma responses to Mycobacterium tuberculosis-specific antigens.Expand
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Human T-cell responses to 25 novel antigens encoded by genes of the dormancy regulon of Mycobacterium tuberculosis.
The dormancy (DosR) regulon of Mycobacterium tuberculosis is expressed in vitro during hypoxia and low-dose nitric oxide stimulation. Tubercle bacilli are thought to encounter these conditions inExpand
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Predictive value for progression to tuberculosis by IGRA and TST in immigrant contacts
The authors determined the positive predictive value (PPV) for progression to tuberculosis (TB) of two interferon-γ release assays (IGRAs), QuantiFERON-TB® Gold In-tube (QFT-GIT) and T-SPOT.TB®, andExpand
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Antigenic Equivalence of Human T-Cell Responses toMycobacterium tuberculosis-Specific RD1-Encoded Protein Antigens ESAT-6 and Culture Filtrate Protein 10 and to Mixtures of Synthetic Peptides
ABSTRACT The early secreted antigenic target 6-kDa protein (ESAT-6) and culture filtrate protein 10 (CFP-10) are promising antigens for reliable immunodiagnosis of tuberculosis. Both antigens areExpand
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The risk of tuberculosis in transplant candidates and recipients: a TBNET consensus statement
Tuberculosis (TB) is a possible complication of solid organ and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. The identification of candidates for preventive chemotherapy is an effective intervention toExpand
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PPE Protein (Rv3873) from DNA Segment RD1 of Mycobacterium tuberculosis: Strong Recognition of Both Specific T-Cell Epitopes and Epitopes Conserved within the PPE Family
ABSTRACT Proteins encoded by DNA segment RD1 of Mycobacterium tuberculosis have recently been demonstrated to play important roles in bacterial virulence, vaccine development, and diagnostic reagentExpand
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Discrepancy between Mycobacterium tuberculosis-Specific Gamma Interferon Release Assays Using Short and Prolonged In Vitro Incubation
ABSTRACT The sensitivities of various gamma interferon release assays (IGRAs) for the detection of past latent Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection are not known. In this study, we aimed to assessExpand
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Epitope Mapping of the Immunodominant Antigen TB10.4 and the Two Homologous Proteins TB10.3 and TB12.9, Which Constitute a Subfamily of the esat-6 Gene Family
ABSTRACT The human T-cell recognition of the low-molecular-mass culture filtrate antigen TB10.4 was evaluated in detail. The molecule was strongly recognized by T cells isolated from tuberculosisExpand
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Specific T-Cell Epitopes for Immunoassay-Based Diagnosis of Mycobacterium tuberculosis Infection
We demonstrate that it is possible to combine carefully selected specific peptides and antigens as ingredients in a sensitive and highly specific diagnostic cell-mediated immunity-based test for Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection. Expand
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