Whole heat-killed Mycobacterium vaccae is used as an immunotherapeutic agent in tuberculosis (TB), but the compound(s) that triggers its immunostimulatory ability is not known. Here, we show that among different subcellular fractions, the cell wall skeleton induced a prominent expression of gamma interferon in splenocytes from both non-TB and TB M. vaccae-treated mice. Copyright © 2008, American Society for Microbiology. All Rights Reserved.
|Journal||Clinical and Vaccine Immunology|
|Publication status||Published - 1 May 2008|