Skip to main content
Article thumbnail
Location of Repository

Myeloperoxidase Exerts Microbicidal Activity against Mycobacterium tuberculosis

By Violetta Borelli, Elena Banfi, Maria Giovanna Perrotta and Giuliano Zabucchi


We investigated the antimycobacterial role of myeloperoxidase (MPO), one of the most abundant granule proteins in human neutrophils. Our data indicate that purified MPO, in the presence of hydrogen peroxide, exerts a consistent killing activity against Mycobacterium tuberculosis H37Rv and against a clinical isolate. The activity is time and dose dependent and requires the presence of chloride ions in the assay medium

Topics: Bacterial Infections
Publisher: American Society for Microbiology
Year: 1999
OAI identifier:
Provided by: PubMed Central
Sorry, our data provider has not provided any external links therefore we are unable to provide a link to the full text.

Suggested articles

To submit an update or takedown request for this paper, please submit an Update/Correction/Removal Request.