- Mycobacterium tuberculosis components stimulate production of the antimicrobial peptide hepcidinFatoumata B Sow
Division of TB Elimination, National Center for HIV AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta GA 30333, USA
Tuberculosis (Edinb) 91:314-21. 2011..tuberculosis or live M. bovis BCG produced hepcidin. The production of the antimicrobial peptide hepcidin by cells that interact with M. tuberculosis suggests a host defense mechanism against mycobacteria...