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Autophagy Gene Variant IRGM −261T Contributes to Protection from Tuberculosis Caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis but Not by M. africanum Strains

  • Christopher D. Intemann equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Christopher D. Intemann, Thorsten Thye, Stefan Niemann

    Affiliations: Department of Molecular Medicine, Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine, Hamburg, Germany, Institute of Medical Biometry and Statistics, University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein, Campus Lübeck, Lübeck, Germany

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  • Thorsten Thye equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Christopher D. Intemann, Thorsten Thye, Stefan Niemann

    Affiliations: Department of Molecular Medicine, Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine, Hamburg, Germany, Institute of Medical Biometry and Statistics, University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein, Campus Lübeck, Lübeck, Germany

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  • Stefan Niemann equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Christopher D. Intemann, Thorsten Thye, Stefan Niemann

    Affiliation: National Reference Center for Mycobacteria, Research Center Borstel, Borstel, Germany

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  • Edmund N. L. Browne,

    Affiliation: Department of Community Health, College of Health Sciences, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana

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  • Margaret Amanua Chinbuah,

    Affiliation: Health Research Unit, Ghana Health Service, Accra, Ghana

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  • Anthony Enimil,

    Affiliations: Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Kumasi, Ghana, Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research in Tropical Medicine, Kumasi, Ghana

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  • John Gyapong,

    Affiliation: Health Research Unit, Ghana Health Service, Accra, Ghana

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  • Ivy Osei,

    Affiliation: Health Research Unit, Ghana Health Service, Accra, Ghana

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  • Ellis Owusu-Dabo,

    Affiliations: Department of Community Health, College of Health Sciences, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana, Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research in Tropical Medicine, Kumasi, Ghana

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  • Susanne Helm,

    Affiliation: Department of Parasitology, Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine, Hamburg, Germany

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  • Sabine Rüsch-Gerdes,

    Affiliation: National Reference Center for Mycobacteria, Research Center Borstel, Borstel, Germany

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  • Rolf D. Horstmann,

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular Medicine, Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine, Hamburg, Germany

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  • Christian G. Meyer mail

    c.g.meyer@bni-hamburg.de

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular Medicine, Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine, Hamburg, Germany

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  • Published: September 11, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1000577

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