The transcriptional signature of active tuberculosis reflects symptom status in extra-pulmonary and pulmonary tuberculosis

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Abstract

Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection is a leading cause of infectious death worldwide. Gene-expression microarray studies profiling the blood transcriptional response of tuberculosis (TB) patients have been undertaken in order to better understand the host immune response as well as to identify potential biomarkers of disease. To date most of these studies have focused on pulmonary TB patients with gene-expression profiles of extra-pulmonary TB patients yet to be compared to those of patients with pulmonary TB or sarcoidosis.

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Journal PLOS ONE
Volume 11
Issue number 10
Pages e0162220
Available online
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