Mycobacterium bovis bacilli Calmette-Guerin regulates leukocyte recruitment by modulating alveolar inflammatory responses

@inproceedings{Andersson2012MycobacteriumBB,
  title={Mycobacterium bovis bacilli Calmette-Guerin regulates leukocyte recruitment by modulating alveolar inflammatory responses},
  author={M{\"a}rta Andersson and Nataliya Lutay and Oscar Hallgren and Gunilla Westergren-Thorsson and Majlis Svensson and Gabriela Godaly},
  booktitle={Innate immunity},
  year={2012}
}
Leukocyte migration into the epithelial compartment is an important feature in the active phase of mycobacterial infections. In this study, we used the Transwell model to investigate the mechanisms behind mycobacteria-induced leukocyte recruitment and investigated the role of TLR2 and TLR4 in this process. Infection of epithelial cells resulted in significantly increased secretion of the neutrophil chemotactic CXCL8 and IL-6, but no secretion of monocyte chemotactic CCL2 or TNF-α was observed… CONTINUE READING