[Frontiers in Bioscience 3, d525-531, June 8, 1998]
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MECHANISM OF MYCOBACTERIUM AVIUM COMPLEX PATHOGENESIS

Venkata M. Reddy

Department of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago, Rm 864, M/C 735, 808 S.Wood st., Chicago, IL 60612

Received 5/4/98 Accepted 5/8/98

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. Abstract
2. Introduction
3. Opportunistic infections due to Mycobacterium avium complex
3.1. Virulence and Pathogenesis
3.1.1. Mucosal colonization
3.1.2. Adherence to epithelial cells
3.1.3. Mucus binding and colonization
3.1.4. Interaction with macrophages and lymphocytes
3.2. MAC adhesins and host cell receptors
4. Perspective
5. Acknowledgement
6. References
7. Entire manuscript

Key words: Mycobacterium avium, Pathogenesis, Mucosal Colonization, Epithelial cells, Adherence, Colony morphology

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