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- Shin, A-Rum, et al. Show all 11 Authors
- The journal of microbiology 2014 v.52 no.4 pp. 299-306
- DNA fragmentation; Mycobacterium kansasii; acetylcysteine; apoptosis; caspases; cytotoxicity; lithium; macrophages; microbiology; pathogens; reactive oxygen species; tuberculosis; viability
- ... Mycobacterium kansasii (Mk) is an emerging pathogen that causes a pulmonary disease similar to tuberculosis. Macrophage apoptosis contributes to innate host defense against mycobacterial infection. Recent studies have suggested that lithium significantly enhances the cytotoxic activity of death stimuli in many cell types. We examined the effect of lithium on the viability of host cells and intrace ...