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FEMS Microbiol Lett. 2003 Aug 29;225(2):177-82.

Zebrafish-Mycobacterium marinum model for mycobacterial pathogenesis.

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Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX 78229, USA.

Abstract

We report here the development of a pathogenesis model utilizing Mycobacterium marinum infection of zebrafish (Danio rerio) for the study of mycobacterial disease. The zebrafish model mimics certain aspects of human tuberculosis, such as the formation of granuloma-like lesions and the ability to establish either an acute or a chronic infection based upon inoculum. This model allows the genetics of mycobacterial disease to be studied in both pathogen and host.

PMID:
12951238
DOI:
10.1016/S0378-1097(03)00446-4
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