Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, October 23rd, 2001
"Interferon-(gamma) is a pivotal cytokine in the protective response to tuberculosis," according to Andrea M. Cooper and colleagues at Colorado State University in Fort Collins and the Borstel Research Center in Borstel, Germany. "While macrophage activation is key, this pleiotropic cytokine has other secondary but significant roles."
One of those roles is to shut down the protective response before it becomes chronic and pathological, Cooper and...
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