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Journal of Immunology Research
Volume 2017, Article ID 4797856, 12 pages
https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/4797856
Research Article

Difference in Antibody Responses to Mycobacterium tuberculosis Antigens in Japanese Tuberculosis Patients Infected with the Beijing/Non-Beijing Genotype

1Division of Emerging Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, Tohoku University, Sendai, Miyagi 980-8574, Japan
2Laboratory of Disaster-Related Infectious Disease, International Research Institute of Disaster Science, Tohoku University, Sendai, Miyagi 980-8574, Japan
3Fukujuji Hospital, Japan Anti-Tuberculosis Association, 3-1-2 4 Matsuyama, Kiyose, Tokyo 204-8533, Japan
4Microbiological Research Institute, Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., Kawauchi-cho, Tokushima 771-0192, Japan
5Division of Global Epidemiology, Research Center for Zoonosis Control, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Hokkaido 001-0020, Japan
6Division of Bacteriology, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Faculty of Medicine, Tottori University, Yonago, Tottori 683-8503, Japan
7Graduate School of Health Science Studies, Kibi International University, 8 Igamachi, Takahashi 716-8508, Japan

Correspondence should be addressed to Toshio Hattori; pj.ca.iuik@tirottah

Received 18 October 2016; Accepted 8 December 2016; Published 15 January 2017

Academic Editor: Andréia M. Cardoso

Copyright © 2017 Jingge Zhao et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

How to Cite this Article

Jingge Zhao, Beata Shiratori, Masao Okumura, et al., “Difference in Antibody Responses to Mycobacterium tuberculosis Antigens in Japanese Tuberculosis Patients Infected with the Beijing/Non-Beijing Genotype,” Journal of Immunology Research, vol. 2017, Article ID 4797856, 12 pages, 2017. https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/4797856.