Mycobacterium tuberculosis, macrophages, and the innate immune response: does common variation matter?

Despite the discovery of the tuberculosis (TB) bacillus over 100 years ago and the availability of effective drugs for over 50 years, there remain a number of formidable challenges for controlling Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTb). Understanding the genetic and immunologic factors that influence human susceptibility could lead to novel insights for vaccine… CONTINUE READING