Inhibition of chlamydial infection in the genital tract of female mice by topical application of a peptide deformylase inhibitor.


Chlamydia trachomatis is an obligate intracellular bacterium responsible for a number of health problems, including sexually transmitted infection in humans. We recently discovered that C. trachomatis infection in cell culture is highly susceptible to inhibitors of peptide deformylase, an enzyme that removes the N-formyl group from newly synthesized… (More)


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