Mycobacterium tuberculosis

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Noun1.Mycobacterium tuberculosis - cause of tuberculosisMycobacterium tuberculosis - cause of tuberculosis    
mycobacteria, mycobacterium - rod-shaped bacteria some saprophytic or causing diseases
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The high proportion of exogenous reinfection in recurrent TB patients indicates that high levels of transmission of M. tuberculosis are an important cause of TB in Shanghai, China.
Aided by the complete sequence of the M. tuberculosis genome, reported in 1998, and funding boosts from public and private sources, researchers are optimistic that these efforts and others like them will soon result in new therapies for TB.
Most people infected with M. tuberculosis never develop active TB.
A total of 3,699 isolates, [approximately equal to] 50% of M. tuberculosis strains isolated, underwent antimicrobial drug susceptibility testing in the system.
Unlike many bacteria, M. tuberculosis can linger in a body for decades after the initial infection without producing symptoms.
The dog's initial sputum sample was negative on AFB staining and M. tuberculosis nucleic acid amplification assay.
Unlike many bacteria, M. tuberculosis has a complex cell wall, and many of the newly identified genes play a role in creating this protective barrier.
Many of these are sexually transmitted, and some, e.g., Epstein-Barr virus and cytomegalovirus, have immunosuppressive properties and infect macrophages, cells that are key in the immune response to M. tuberculosis. Viral strategies of evading the immune system inside these cells may well create a niche for M.
The findings suggest that an unusual immune reaction to M. tuberculosis increased the Indians' vulnerability.
Recent sequencing of time M. tuberculosis genome as well as new developments in proteomics and comparative genomics have led to renewed interest in developing new, more effective vaccines against TB (7,8).
The transmission of M. tuberculosis occurred during an 8-hour, 38-minute flight from Chicago to Honolulu.
Resistance to rifampin in M. tuberculosis strains is usually caused by the point mutations in the rpoB gene encoding the [beta]-subunit of the DNA-dependent RNA polymerase, which is a target of the drug.