Human lung innate immune response to Bacillus anthracis spore infection.


Bacillus anthracis, the causative agent of inhalational anthrax, enters a host through the pulmonary system before dissemination. We have previously shown that human alveolar macrophages participate in the initial innate immune response to B. anthracis spores through cell signal-mediated cytokine release. We proposed that the lung epithelia also participate… (More)


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