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Toxic effect of the peroxidase-hydrogen peroxide-halide antimicrobial system on Mycobacterium leprae.

By S J Klebanoff and C C Shepard


Mycobacterium leprae are killed by myeloperoxidase (or eosinophil peroxidase), H2O2, and a halide, thus suggesting a mechanism for their destruction by peroxidase-containing phagocytes

Topics: Research Article
Year: 1984
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