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Macrophages are needed in the progression of tuberculosis into lung cancer.

Li J, Pan Y, Zhang B, Chen Q (2015) Macrophages are needed in the progression of tuberculosis into lung cancer. Tumour Biol 36:6063-6066. doi: 10.1007/s13277-015-3283-8

Summary: Approximately 30% of lung carcinomas also have tuberculosis lesions. The authors investigated the potential link between inflammatory processes and cancer in the lung. Mice with established tuberculosis infections received weekly 20 μg tail vein injections of Mac-1-SAP (Cat. #IT-06) in order to eliminate macrophages. Six months later the mice receiving Mac-1-SAP had a significantly lower incidence of lung carcinoma than control animals.

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