Published in Lab Business Week, April 24th, 2005
According to recent research published in the journal Immunology, "The Fas/Fas-ligand (FasL) system plays an important role in regulation of apoptosis and the immune response, and is exploited by mycobacteria to evade the immune response.
"This study was performed to investigate the distribution and levels of FasL and Fas in lymph node granulomas and sera of tuberculous lymphadenitis patients by immunohistochemistry and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. The validity of soluble Fas (sFas) or soluble FasL (sFasL) as a diagnostic tool was also...
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