The protective immune response to Mycobacterium tuberculosis

Curr Opin Immunol. 1995 Aug;7(4):512-6. doi: 10.1016/0952-7915(95)80096-4.


Recent advances have characterized the protective immune response against Mycobacterium tuberculosis. These include identification of the phenotype of some protective cells, the antigens to which these cells respond and the cytokines produced in response to infection which modulate disease. Progress has also been made in inducing this response by vaccination.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Humans
  • Mycobacterium tuberculosis / immunology*
  • T-Lymphocyte Subsets / immunology*
  • Tuberculosis / immunology*
  • Tuberculosis / prevention & control*