Responses of Mycobacterium tuberculosis to growth in the mouse lung

Eugenie Dubnau, John Chan, V. P. Mohan, Issar Smith

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Using a promoter trap, we have identified 56 Mycobacterium tuberculosis genes preferentially expressed in the mouse lung. Quantitative real-time PCR showed that RNA levels of several genes were higher from bacteria growing in mouse lungs than from broth cultures. These results support the current hypothesis that Mycobacterium tuberculosis utilizes fatty acids as a carbon source in the mouse lung.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3754-3757
Number of pages4
JournalInfection and immunity
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2005
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • Microbiology
  • Immunology
  • Infectious Diseases


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