Immunopathogenic consequences of Chlamydia trachomatis 60 kDa heat shock protein expression in the female reproductive tract

@article{Linhares2010ImmunopathogenicCO,
  title={Immunopathogenic consequences of Chlamydia trachomatis 60 kDa heat shock protein expression in the female reproductive tract},
  author={Iara Moreno Linhares and Steven S Witkin},
  journal={Cell Stress and Chaperones},
  year={2010},
  volume={15},
  pages={467-473}
}
Chlamydia trachomatis is an obligate intracellular bacterium that infects chiefly urogenital and ocular epithelial cells. In some infected women the microorganism migrates to the upper reproductive tract resulting in a chronic, but asymptomatic, infection. The immune response to this infection, production of interferon-γ and pro-inflammatory cytokines, results in interruption of chlamydial intracellular replication. However, the Chlamydia remains viable and enters into a persistent state. In… CONTINUE READING
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