Funded Project Details - FY2021
|Title:|| Parenchymal and airway CD4 T cells in protection against pulmonary tuberculosis|
Richard F. Silver
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||Clinical Science R&D
|| January 2018 -
|FY 2021 Funding Amount:
|Total Award Amount
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Tuberculosis (TB) remains a significant international public health threat, particularly for US military personnel who are often deployed to areas of high TB prevalence. Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) is a respiratory pathogen spread via inhalation of infectious airborne particles. Most infected individuals develop protective immunity that serves to contain the organism, but approximately 10% will eventually develop active TB. The localization of mycobacteria-specific CD4+ T cells to the lung...
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