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Fig. 6 | BMC Infectious Diseases

Fig. 6

From: Mycobacterium tuberculosis thymidylate kinase antigen assays for designating incipient, high-risk latent M.tb infection

Fig. 6

TMKmt Ag levels among HIV+ve LTBI and HIV-ve LTBI relative to NTB controls. This figure shows TMKmt Ag levels among 46 HIV+ve LTBI and 36 HIV-ve LTBI relative to 9 NTB controls. Recombinant TMKmt Ag cloned and expressed in E.coli BL21 (DE) was used as a positive control. TMKmt Ag levels among HIV+ve controls where higher than those among HIV-ve LTBI, supporting the high-risk nature of LTBI among PLWHA. Two incidental HIV-ve LTBI had high TMKmt Ag levels, possibly due to false negative HIV-1 test, or another form of immune-deficiency

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