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Cell Host Microbe. 2018 Oct 10;24(4):465-466. doi: 10.1016/j.chom.2018.09.016.

Hijacking Host Angiogenesis to Drive Mycobacterial Growth.

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1
BioMediTech Institute and Faculty of Medicine and Life Sciences, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland.
2
BioMediTech Institute and Faculty of Medicine and Life Sciences, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland; PEDEGO Research Unit, Medical Research Center Oulu, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland; Department of Children and Adolescents, Oulu University Hospital, Oulu, Finland. Electronic address: mika.ramet@uta.fi.

Abstract

In this issue of Cell Host & Microbe, Walton et al. (2018) uncover the mycobacterial factors that activate VEGF signaling and promote aberrant angiogenesis in the tuberculous granuloma. Preventing abnormal angiogenesis in the granuloma represents a potential therapeutic approach for tuberculosis.

PMID:
30308150
DOI:
10.1016/j.chom.2018.09.016
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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