Title : Smoking and tuberculosis: the epidemiological association and immunopathogenesis.

Pub. Date : 2006 Apr

PMID : 16325875

1 Functional Relationships(s)
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1 A likely possibility is that nicotine turns off the production of TNF-alpha by the macrophages in the lungs, rendering the patient more susceptible to the development of progressive disease from latent Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection. Nicotine tumor necrosis factor Homo sapiens