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Title: Toll-like receptors and control of mycobacterial infection in mice
Authors: Ryffel, Bernhard 
Jacobs, Muazzam 
Parida, Shreemanta K. 
Botha, Tania 
Togbe, Dieudonnée 
Quesniaux, Valerie 
Keywords: Mycobacterial infection;mice;Infectious tuberculosis;innate immune system;adaptive immunity
Issue Date: 2006
Publisher: Wiley
Source: Ryffel, B., Jacobs, M., Parida, S. et al. 2006. Toll-like receptors and control of mycobacterial infection in mice. (In: Novartis Foundation Symposium 279: 127–141). []
Abstract: Microbial products including mycobacterial antigens are recognized by distinct Toll-like receptors (TLRs) resulting in activation of cells of the innate immune system. Ablation of most of the TLR signalling in mice defi cient for the common adaptor protein MyD88 revealed that TLRs are crucial for the activation of an innate immune response as MyD88-defi cient mice are highly sensitive to infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Despite the profound defect of the innate immune response, MyD88 defi ciency allows the emergence of an adaptive immunity. These data demonstrate that activation of multiple TLRs contributes to an effi cient innate response to mycobacteria, while MyD88- dependent signalling is dispensable to generate adaptive immunity
Description: Book chapter
ISSN: 1935-4657
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