Infection of Acanthamoeba castellanii by Chlamydia pneumoniae.

@article{Essig1997InfectionOA,
  title={Infection of Acanthamoeba castellanii by Chlamydia pneumoniae.},
  author={Andreas Essig and Markus Heinemann and Ulrike Simnacher and Reinhard Marre},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  year={1997},
  volume={63 4},
  pages={1396-9}
}
Chlamydia pneumoniae is an intracellular respiratory pathogen, which, similar to Legionella, might have developed mechanisms to escape the intracellular bactericidal activity of both human host cells and amoeba. We therefore investigated the intracellular growth and survival of C. pneumoniae in Acanthamoeba castellanii by using cell culture, immunofluorescence microscopy, and electron microscopy. A castellanii was incubated with purified elementary bodies of C. pneumoniae TW 183 at a… CONTINUE READING

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