Use of siRNA molecular beacons to detect and attenuate mycobacterial infection in macrophages
Remo George, Renata Cavalcante, Celso Carvalho Jr, Elyana Marques, Jonathan B Waugh, M Tino Unlap, Center for Teaching and Learning and the Department of Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294-1212, United States
Author contributions: George R, Cavalcante R, Carvalho Jr C, Marques E, Waugh JB and Unlap MT equally contributed to this work; George R, Waugh JB and Unlap MT designed the research; George R, Cavalcante R, Carvalho Jr C, Marques E and Unlap MT performed the research; Waugh JB and Unlap MT analyzed the data; George R, Waugh JB and Unlap MT wrote the paper.
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Correspondence to: Jonathan B Waugh, PhD, Professor and Director, Department of Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1705 University Blvd., Birmingham, AL 35294-1212, United States. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: February 26, 2015
Peer-review started: February 26, 2015
First decision: April 27, 2015
Revised: May 21, 2015
Accepted: June 9, 2015
Article in press: June 11, 2015
Published online: August 20, 2015