Susceptibility of human monocyte-macrophages to Chlamydia pneumoniae infection in vitro is highly variable and associated with levels of soluble CD14 and C. pneumoniae IgA and human HSP-IgG antibodies in serum.
Chlamydia pneumoniae, an intracellular microbe, causes respiratory infections and may participate in the development of atherosclerosis. It is able to survive and multiply in macrophages. The susceptibility of monocyte-macrophages from healthy individuals to C. pneumoniae infection in vitro was studied. Intracellular growth of C. pneumoniae, as an indicator… (More)