TY - CHAP A1 - Niladri Ganguly A2 - Pawan Sharma ED1 - Pere-Joan Cardona Y1 - 2012-02-17 PY - 2012 T1 - Mycobacterium tuberculosis RD-1 Secreted Antigens as Protective and Risk Factors for Tuberculosis N2 - Mycobacterium tuberculosis, as recent investigations demonstrate, has a complex signaling expression, which allows its close interaction with the environment and one of its most renowned properties: the ability to persist for long periods of time under a non-replicative status. Although this skill is well characterized in other bacteria, the intrinsically very slow growth rate of Mycobium tuberculosis, together with a very thick and complex cell wall, makes this pathogen specially adapted to the stress that could be generated by the host against them. In this book, different aspects of these properties are displayed by specialists in the field. BT - Understanding Tuberculosis SP - Ch. 6 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/30532 DO - 10.5772/30532 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-12-07 ER -