Immunoreactivity and differential developmental expression of known and putative Chlamydia trachomatis membrane proteins for biologically variant serovars representing distinct disease groups.

@article{Gomes2005ImmunoreactivityAD,
  title={Immunoreactivity and differential developmental expression of known and putative Chlamydia trachomatis membrane proteins for biologically variant serovars representing distinct disease groups.},
  author={Joao Paulo da Silva Gomes and Ru-Ching Hsia and Sally Mead and Maria Jos{\'e} Borrego and Deborah Dean},
  journal={Microbes and infection},
  year={2005},
  volume={7 3},
  pages={410-20}
}
Chlamydia trachomatis is an intracellular bacterium that causes ocular and urogenital diseases worldwide. Membrane proteins have only been partially characterized, and the discovery of a nine-member polymorphic membrane protein gene family has enhanced interest in defining their function. We previously reported two putative insertion sequence-like elements in pmpC for biovariant Ba and one each for G and L2, suggesting horizontal gene transfer. Because of this and the tissue tropism differences… CONTINUE READING