Macrophage activation in tuberculosis

Roberto Munoz-Alicea rober56 at HOTMAIL.COM
Sat Feb 20 17:23:37 EST 1999


Hello:
   I have a question regarding the activation of infected macrophages in 
an infection with M. tuberculosis. Does it matter how many bacteria are 
inside a macrophage in order to become activated?  I know that T cells 
recognize the antigen and later are capable of activating the infected 
macrophages.  Is this antigen recognition and activation process 
enhanced if the population of bacteria inside the macrophage is bigger?
   
Roberto Munoz-Alicea
rober56 at hotmail.com

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