[Frontiers in Bioscience 3, e141-148, August 5, 1998]
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IMMUNOPATHOGENESIS OF MYCOBACTERIUM AVIUM INFECTION

Andrea M. Cooper , Rui Appelberg2 and Ian M. Orme1

1Mycobacterial Research Laboratories, Department of Microbiology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523, USA. 2 Institute for Molecular and Cell Biology, Centro de Citologia Experimental, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal

Received 6/15/98 Accepted 7/3/98

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. Abstract
2. Introduction
3. Exposure
4. Colonization
5. Bacterial virulence
6. Innate cellular response
6.1. Phagocytosis and macrophage activation
6.2. Other cells of the innate response
7. Acquired immunity to MAC
8. The pathogenic nature of the immune response to MAC
9. Acknowledgment
10.References
11. Entire manuscript

Key words: Mycobacterium avium, AIDS, Mouse, Innate Immunity, Acquired Immunity, Macrophage

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