Novel extracellular products of Mycobacterium tuberculosis : composition, synthesis, and relevance to disease
Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) is a bacterium causing great morbidity and mortality especially in developing countries. In order to identify possible areas of intervention to positively alter the history of the disease, a better identification and characterization of Mtb virulence determinants is required. Specifically, biosynthetic routes for these virulence determinants should be pursued. Furthermore, the interaction between the host and Mtb virulence determinants should be characterized at a molecular level. It is hoped that unraveling these pathogenesis mechanisms could lead to novel ...
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