Chlamydia trachomatis infection induces mucosal addressin cell adhesion molecule-1 and vascular cell adhesion molecule-1, providing an immunologic link between the fallopian tube and other mucosal tissues.

@article{Kelly2001ChlamydiaTI,
  title={Chlamydia trachomatis infection induces mucosal addressin cell adhesion molecule-1 and vascular cell adhesion molecule-1, providing an immunologic link between the fallopian tube and other mucosal tissues.},
  author={Kathleen Kelly and Sripriya Natarajan and P. Ruther and A Wisse and Margaret H. Chang and Kevin A. Ault},
  journal={The Journal of infectious diseases},
  year={2001},
  volume={184 7},
  pages={885-91}
}
The development of a protective vaccine against the sexually transmitted disease caused by Chlamydia trachomatis may prevent complications associated with insidious infection. Vaccination via the vaginal route may not be practical, and other routes should be investigated. To this end, the adhesion molecules induced on the fallopian tube endothelium during infection with C. trachomatis were characterized. Adhesion molecules were identified in fallopian tube biopsy specimens cultured with 5 x 10… CONTINUE READING