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Italian and American researchers, reporting in PLOS Pathogens, provide insights on a microRNA that appears to dissuade the immune system from performing autophagy in human dendritic cells infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis. With array- and quantitative PCR-based analyses, the team followed miRNA expression at three, eight, and 24 hours after M. tuberculosis infection in dendritic cells, identifying dozens of differentially expressed miRNAs.

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