Mycobacterial lipid logic

Cell Host Microbe. 2014 Jan 15;15(1):1-2. doi: 10.1016/j.chom.2013.12.005.


During infection of the lung epithelium, Mycobacterium tuberculosis must infect and survive within macrophages long enough to be transported into deeper lung tissues. Cambier et al. (2013) show that pathogenic mycobacteria use the coordinated action of two cell wall glycolipids to regulate macrophage recruitment to initial infection sites.

Publication types

  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Female
  • Immune Evasion*
  • Macrophages / microbiology*
  • Membrane Lipids / metabolism*
  • Mycobacterium / physiology*


  • Membrane Lipids