Mycobacterium obuense

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Mycobacterium obuense
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Actinobacteria
Order: Actinomycetales
Suborder: Corynebacterineae
Family: Mycobacteriaceae
Genus: Mycobacterium
Species: M. obuense
Binomial name
Mycobacterium obuense

Mycobacterium obuense is a species of Mycobacterium.[1] Heat-killed Mycobacterium obuense is immunomodulatory and has been used to direct the immune response in the treatment of cancers - notably pancreatic cancer and malignant melanoma. Recent trials have been directed towards the treatment of colorectal cancer.[2]


  1. ^ Tsukamura, M; Mizuno, S (October 1971). "Mycobacterium obuense, a rapidly growing scotochromogenic mycobacterium capable of forming a black product from p-aminosalicylate and salicylate". J. Gen. Microbiol. 68 (2): 129–34. doi:10.1099/00221287-68-2-129. PMID 5136244. 
  2. ^ "Clinical trials - new cancer treatment". 2012-04-25. Retrieved 2012-10-04. 

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