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TB bacteria mask their identity to intrude into deeper regions of lungs
December 19, 2013
Tuberculosis (TB)-causing bacteria appear to mask their identity to avoid recognition by infection-killing cells in the well-patrolled upper airways. The bacteria call up more permissive white blood cells in the deeper regions of the lungs and hitch a ride inside them to get into parts of the host's lungs that are under less surveillance.
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