Cross-Reactivity between Different Chlamydia-Like
Nicola Casson,1 José M. Entenza,2
and Gilbert Greub1*
Center for Research on Intracellular Bacteria, Institute
of Microbiology, University of Lausanne, 1011 Lausanne, Switzerland.
The serological cross-reactivity between
different recently described Chlamydia-related
organisms was determined. Mouse sera exhibited a strong
reactivity against autologous antigen and closely related
heterologous antigen but no cross-reactivity with distantly
related species. These results are important to better interpret
serological studies and assess the pathogenic role of these
obligate intracellular bacteria.
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