Special Issue "Immunity against Mycobacterium tuberculosis during Active and Latent Tuberculosis"
A special issue of Pathogens (ISSN 2076-0817). This special issue belongs to the section "Immunological Responses and Immune Defense Mechanisms".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2024 | Viewed by 6492
Interests: immune response; infection diseases; lung diseases; inflammation
Tuberculosis (TB) is the second leading infection killer after the current COVID-19 pandemic, and its causal agent is the bacilli Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb). After exposure to Mtb, 5–10% of infected individuals develop active TB (ATB), and 90% develop a TB status called latent tuberculosis (LTB). The immune system of LTB patients controls the infection without eliminating Mtb.
TB patients display a chronic inflammation status. Mtb is an intracellular pathogen that mainly infects macrophages; however, it currently is well known that Mtb manipulates the host’s immune response to survive during the host’s life. Thus, the study of the immune response during TB is fundamental to the development of new therapies, vaccines, and diagnoses.
Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:
- Role of Monocytes/Macrophages during the pathogenic mycobacteria infection;
- Immune responses during latent tuberculosis;
- Immune response during active tuberculosis;
- Cell death during the pathogenic mycobacteria infection;
- Advances in diagnosis development to latent and active tuberculosis.
For this Special Issue, we cordially invite you to contribute with an article that provides new knowledge regarding the role of the immune response against Mtb. Research articles, reviews, case reports, and meta-analyses are welcome to be considered for publication after rigorous peer review.
Dr. Leslie Chavez-Galan
Dr. Rogelio Hernández-Pando
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