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Influence of carbon particles on the killing of Mycobacterium bovis by the alveolar macrophage

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Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif vir Natuurwetenskap en Tegnologie | Vol 16, No 4 | a682 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/satnt.v16i4.682 | © 1997 Editorial Office | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 11 July 1997 | Published: 11 July 1997

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Abstract

Diagnostic bronchoscopies done on untreated indigenous African patients with tuberculosis revealed a majority of alveolar macrophages that were filled with carbon particles. The aim of this investigation was to determine whether intracellular carbon particles could inhibit the killing of Mycobacterium bovis (M. bovis) by the alveolar macrophage.

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