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Journal of Clinical Microbiology
Vol: 45, No: 1, 2007; Pages: 234-236

Serological Cross-Reactivity between Different Chlamydia-Like Organisms

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.

Abstract

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.

Keywords:Chlamydia;autologousantigen;heterologousantigen;intracellular bacteria;Chlamydia-related organisms;taxonomy.


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