Virulence factors of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex

  title={Virulence factors of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex},
  author={Marina Andrea Forrellad and Laura In{\'e}s Klepp and Andrea Karina Gioffr{\'e} and Julia V Sabio y Garc{\'i}a and H{\'e}ctor R Morbidoni and Mar{\'i}a de la Paz Santangelo and Angel Cataldi and Fabiana Bigi},
The Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (MTBC) consists of closely related species that cause tuberculosis in both humans and animals. This illness, still today, remains to be one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality throughout the world. The mycobacteria enter the host by air, and, once in the lungs, are phagocytated by macrophages. This may lead to the rapid elimination of the bacillus or to the triggering of an active tuberculosis infection. A large number of different virulence… CONTINUE READING
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