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Mol Microbiol. 1995 Feb;15(4):607-16.

Chlamydial envelope components and pathogen-host cell interactions.

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UNC School of Medicine, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 27599-7290, USA.

Abstract

Few bacterial pathogens are as widespread in nature or as capable of eliciting such a diversity of disease syndromes as are the chlamydiae. As obligate intracellular organisms, they pose a special research challenge in defining the molecular components and mechanisms for productive growth within host cells and the overall progress of infection throughout host tissue. Although a comprehensive view of chlamydial envelope composition and respective functions in pathogenesis is far from complete, ongoing investigations continue to expose new and intriguing avenues for exploration.

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