Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, March 25th, 2003
According to recent research from the United States, "Chlamydia pneumoniae is an obligate intracellular human pathogen that causes acute respiratory diseases such as pneumonia and bronchitis. Previous studies have established that C. pneumoniae can induce cytokines in mouse and/or human cells, but little information is available on the cytokine response of respiratory epithelial cells, a first line of infection."
"In this study, heparin treatment of C. pneumoniae significantly reduced its ability to induce...
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