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Identification of antigens specific to non-tuberculous mycobacteria: the Mce family of proteins as a target of T cell immune responses.

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The lack of an effective TB vaccine hinders current efforts in combating the TB pandemic. One theory as to why BCG is less protective in tropical countries is that exposure to non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) reduces BCG efficacy. There are currently several new TB vaccines in clinical trials, and NTM exposure may also be relevant in this context. NTM exposure cannot be accurately evaluated in the absence of specific antigens; those which are known to be present in NTM and absent from M. tu...

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10.1371/journal.pone.0026434

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University of Oxford
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
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NDM
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Jenner Institute
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University of Oxford
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDM
Sub department:
Jenner Institute
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Checkley, A
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McShane, H
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Public Library of Science Publisher's website
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PloS one Journal website
Volume:
6
Issue:
10
Article number:
e26434
Publication date:
2011-01-01
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EISSN:
1932-6203
ISSN:
1932-6203
Source identifiers:
198767
Language:
English
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2012-12-19

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