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SPPL2a: a new player in defenses against mycobacterial infections

Updated: Aug 23, 2018

We are happy to have participated in this huge team effort led by Dr Jean-Laurent Casanova at Rockefeller University. This work published in Nature Immunology ( identifies a new gene causing Mendelian Susceptibility to Mycobacterial Disease (MSMD). It describes how autosomal recessive SPPL2a deficiency (in human and mouse) impairs Th1* response to mycobacterial infections, such as BCG and tuberculosis.

The article was featured in an excellent News & Views by Sergio D. Rosenzweig

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