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Standardization of natural mycolic acid antigen composition and production for use in biomarker antibody detection to diagnose active tuberculosis
(Elsevier B.V., 2016-08)
Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the causative agent of tuberculosis, is characterized by the abundance of species specific, antigenic cell wall lipids called mycolic acids. These wax-like molecules all share an identical, ...
Mycolic acids, a promising mycobacterial ligand for targeting of nanoencapsulated drugs in tuberculosis
The appearance of drug-resistant strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) poses a great challenge to the development of novel treatment programmes to combat tuberculosis. Since innovative nanotechnologiesmight ...
Mycobacterium bovis in rural Tanzania: Risk factors for infection in human and cattle populations
(Elsevier Ltd., 2007-01)
Although bovine tuberculosis is widespread throughout Africa, very little is known about risk factors for Mycobacterium bovis infection in either human or cattle populations. A human case–control study was conducted in ...
Prevalence of Hypertension and Its Association with Tuberculosis, among HIV patients on ART in Bagamoyo District, Eastern Tanzania
(International Journal of AIDS, 2019-11-27)
Background: Individuals living with HIV/AIDS have a higher risk of cardiovascular complications, including hypertension. We, therefore, assess the prevalence of hypertension and its association with Tuberculosis in HIV ...