Innate and acquired immune responses to mycobacterial infections: involvement of IL-17A/IL-23 axis in protective immunity.


Pulmonary tuberculosis is an infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis, and continues to be a serious threat to human life. Since M. tuberculosis establishes intracellular parasitism in macrophages, host innate and acquired immune systems have to detect and enhance bactericidal activity against the intracellular bacteria. Understanding of… (More)


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