Susceptibility to mycobacterial infections: the importance of host genetics


There is substantial evidence that host genetic factors are important in determining susceptibility to mycobacteria. Several different techniques have been used to identify the genes involved. Studies of an inbred strain of mice with increased susceptibility to mycobacteria, salmonella and leishmania infections led to the identification of the natural… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/sj.gene.6363915