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Chronic Helminth Infection Does Not Exacerbate Mycobacterium tuberculosis Infection

  • Marc P. Hübner mail,

    edward.mitre@usuhs.edu (EM); huebner@microbiology-bonn.de (MPH)

    Affiliations: Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America, Institute for Medical Microbiology, Immunology and Parasitology, University Hospital Bonn, Bonn, Germany

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  • Kristin E. Killoran,

    Affiliation: Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Michael Rajnik,

    Affiliation: Department of Pediatrics, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Samuel Wilson,

    Affiliation: Department of Pediatrics, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Kevin C. Yim,

    Affiliations: Virion Systems, Inc., Rockville, Maryland, United States of America, Sigmovir Biosystems Inc., Rockville, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Marina N. Torrero,

    Affiliation: Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Christopher P. Morris,

    Affiliation: Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Boris Nikonenko,

    Affiliation: Sequella, Inc., Rockville, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Jorge C. G. Blanco,

    Affiliations: Virion Systems, Inc., Rockville, Maryland, United States of America, Sigmovir Biosystems Inc., Rockville, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Val G. Hemming,

    Affiliations: Department of Pediatrics, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America, Virion Systems, Inc., Rockville, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Edward Mitre mail

    edward.mitre@usuhs.edu (EM); huebner@microbiology-bonn.de (MPH)

    Affiliation: Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Published: December 20, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001970

About the Authors

Marc P. Hübner, Kristin E. Killoran, Marina N. Torrero, Christopher P. Morris, Edward Mitre
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America
Marc P. Hübner
Institute for Medical Microbiology, Immunology and Parasitology, University Hospital Bonn, Bonn, Germany
Michael Rajnik, Samuel Wilson, Val G. Hemming
Department of Pediatrics, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America
Kevin C. Yim, Jorge C. G. Blanco, Val G. Hemming
Virion Systems, Inc., Rockville, Maryland, United States of America
Kevin C. Yim, Jorge C. G. Blanco
Sigmovir Biosystems Inc., Rockville, Maryland, United States of America
Boris Nikonenko
Sequella, Inc., Rockville, Maryland, United States of America

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MPH MR JCGB VGH EM. Performed the experiments: MPH KEK MR SW KCY MNT CPM BN VGH EM. Analyzed the data: MPH KEK MNT VGH EM. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: BN JCGB VGH EM. Wrote the paper: MPH EM.