Mycobacterium tuberculosis Exploits Focal Adhesion Kinase to Induce Necrotic Cell Death and Inhibit Reactive Oxygen Species Production

Tuberculosis is a lethal, contagious respiratory illness that’s attributable to the pathogenic bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb). Mtb is adept at manipulating and evading host immunity by hijacking alveolar macrophages, the primary line of protection towards inhaled pathogens, by regulating the mode and timing of host cell loss of life. It’s established that Mtb an infection actively blocks…

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