Mycobacterium tuberculosis Joyrides Alveolar Macrophages into the Pulmonary Interstitium

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Alveolar macrophages reside in the airway lumen, where they are thought to remain. However, in this issue of Cell Host & Microbe,Cohen et al. (2018) show that Mycobacterium tuberculosis may induce their translocation into the lung interstitium, potentially acting as a Trojan horse for bacillary dissemination to other phagocytes.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)331-333
Number of pages3
JournalCell Host and Microbe
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 12 Sep 2018