[Articles] A blood RNA signature for tuberculosis disease risk: a prospective cohort study
June 14, 2016
- The Lancet 387, 10035 (2016)
Author: Daniel E Zak, Adam Penn-Nicholson, Thomas J Scriba, Ethan Thompson, Sara Suliman, Lynn M Amon, Hassan Mahomed, Mzwandile Erasmus, Wendy Whatney, Gregory D Hussey, Deborah Abrahams, Fazlin Kafaar, Tony Hawkridge, Suzanne Verver, E Jane Hughes, Martin Ota, Jayne Sutherland, Rawleigh Howe, Hazel M Dockrell, W Henry Boom, Bonnie Thiel, Tom H M Ottenhoff, Harriet Mayanja-Kizza, Amelia C Crampin, Katrina Downing, Mark Hatherill, Joe Valvo, Smitha Shankar, Shreemanta K Parida, Stefan H E Kaufmann, Gerhard Walzl, Alan Aderem, Willem A Hanekom, ACS and GC6-74 cohort study groups
The whole blood tuberculosis risk signature prospectively identified people at risk of developing active tuberculosis, opening the possibility for targeted intervention to prevent the disease.