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Mycobacterium marinum Causes a Latent Infection that Can Be Reactivated by Gamma Irradiation in Adult Zebrafish

  • Mataleena Parikka equal contributor mail,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Mataleena Parikka, Milka M. Hammarén

    mataleena.parikka@uta.fi

    Affiliation: BioMediTech, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland

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  • Milka M. Hammarén equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Mataleena Parikka, Milka M. Hammarén

    Affiliation: BioMediTech, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland

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  • Sanna-Kaisa E. Harjula,

    Affiliation: BioMediTech, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland

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  • Nicholas J. A. Halfpenny,

    Affiliation: BioMediTech, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland

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  • Kaisa E. Oksanen,

    Affiliation: BioMediTech, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland

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  • Marika J. Lahtinen,

    Affiliation: BioMediTech, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland

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  • Elina T. Pajula,

    Affiliation: BioMediTech, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland

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  • Antti Iivanainen,

    Affiliation: Department of Veterinary Biosciences, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland

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  • Marko Pesu,

    Affiliations: BioMediTech, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland, Fimlab Laboratories, Pirkanmaa Hospital District, Tampere, Finland

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  • Mika Rämet

    Affiliations: BioMediTech, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland, Department of Pediatrics, Tampere University Hospital, Tampere, Finland

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  • Published: September 27, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1002944

About the Authors

Mataleena Parikka, Milka M. Hammarén, Sanna-Kaisa E. Harjula, Nicholas J. A. Halfpenny, Kaisa E. Oksanen, Marika J. Lahtinen, Elina T. Pajula, Marko Pesu, Mika Rämet
BioMediTech, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland
Antti Iivanainen
Department of Veterinary Biosciences, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
Marko Pesu
Fimlab Laboratories, Pirkanmaa Hospital District, Tampere, Finland
Mika Rämet
Department of Pediatrics, Tampere University Hospital, Tampere, Finland

Corresponding Author

Email: mataleena.parikka@uta.fi

Competing Interests

The authors declare that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: M. Parikka, M.M. Hammarén, M. Rämet, A. Iivanainen. Performed the experiments: M.M. Hammarén, M. Parikka, S.-K.E. Harjula, N.J.A. Halfpenny, K.E. Oksanen, M.J. Lahtinen, E.T. Pajula. Analyzed the data: M.M. Hammarén, M. Parikka, M. Pesu. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: M. Rämet, M. Parikka, M. Pesu. Wrote the paper: M.M. Hammarén, M. Parikka.