Effect of bovine lactoferrin on Chlamydia trachomatis infection and inflammation.

  title={Effect of bovine lactoferrin on Chlamydia trachomatis infection and inflammation.},
  author={Rosa Sessa and Marisa Di Pietro and Simone Filardo and Alessia Bressan and Luigi Rosa and Antimo Cutone and Alessandra Frioni and Francesca Berlutti and Rosalba Paesano and Piera Valenti},
  journal={Biochemistry and cell biology = Biochimie et biologie cellulaire},
  volume={95 1},
  • R. SessaM. Di Pietro P. Valenti
  • Published 1 February 2017
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Biochemistry and cell biology = Biochimie et biologie cellulaire
Chlamydia trachomatis is an obligate, intracellular pathogen responsible for the most common sexually transmitted bacterial disease worldwide, causing acute and chronic infections. The acute infection is susceptible to antibiotics, whereas the chronic one needs prolonged therapies, thus increasing the risk of developing antibiotic resistance. Novel alternative therapies are needed. The intracellular development of C. trachomatis requires essential nutrients, including iron. Iron-chelating drugs… 

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