Identification of small extracellular RNA fragments of Mycobacterium tuberculosis
In 2012, the World Health Organization reported 8.6 million estimated incident cases of tuberculosis, 1 million deaths among HIV-negative people, and 0.3 million deaths from HIV-associated tuberculosis. The Stop TB Partnership has a 2015 goal of reducing the 1990 prevalence rates by half. In order to accomplish this goal, there is a large effort to develop new vaccines, diagnostics, treatment, and therapeutics. Understanding how the pathogen, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, interacts with the host is critical to the development of these goals. An emerging area of interest is how host cells respond ...
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