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CD36 deficiency attenuates experimental mycobacterial infection

Michael Hawkes, Xiaoming Li, Maryanne Crockett, Angelina Diassiti, Constance Finney, Gundula Min-Oo, W Conrad Liles, Jun Liu* and Kevin C Kain*

BMC Infectious Diseases 2010, 10:299  doi:10.1186/1471-2334-10-299

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CD36 -/- deficiency adavntages

Christine Hamblin   (2010-10-26 11:07)  William Parker Sports College email

This work clearly indicates a positive outcome for cattle that are CD36 -/-. Does other work show a contra-indication for gene deletion or is this a possible future defence for the national herd against bovine TB?

Competing interests

None declared

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