Funded Project Details - FY2021
|Title:|| Dysregulation of the inflammatory response by Francisella tularensis|
Lee-Ann H. Allen
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||Biomedical Laboratory R&D
|| April 2018 -
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Tularemia is a potentially fatal disease and the causative agent, Francisella tularensis (Ft), is one of few bacterial pathogens that can infect both neutrophils (polymorphonuclear leukocytes, PMNs) and macrophages. Notably, macrophages and neutrophils appear to play distinctly different roles in tularemia pathogenesis, with macrophages acting as major vehicles for bacterial growth and dissemination, and PMNs playing a central role in host tissue destruction. Neutrophils are short lived, and unl...
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