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Microbes Infect. 2012 Nov;14(14):1301-7. doi: 10.1016/j.micinf.2012.08.004. Epub 2012 Sep 5.

Innate immune responses to Chlamydia pneumoniae infection: role of TLRs, NLRs, and the inflammasome.

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Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Immunology, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA.

Abstract

Chlamydiae are important human pathogens that are responsible for a wide rage of diseases with a significant impact on public health. In this review article we highlight how recent studies have increased our knowledge of Chlamydia pneumoniae pathogenesis and mechanisms of innate immunity directed host defense against C. pneumoniae infection.

PMID:
22985781
PMCID:
PMC3511600
DOI:
10.1016/j.micinf.2012.08.004
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