The role of programmed cell death (apoptosis) in LLC-MK2 cells infected with Chlamydia trachomatis LGV2 serotype and Chlamydia psittaci 6BC strain was investigated using flow cytometry and TUNEL procedures. The number of apoptotic cells was significantly higher at 72 and 96 hours post infection in the Chlamydia infected cell cultures in comparison with mock-infected cells. We postulate the apoptotic process to be a mechanism induced by C. trachomatis and C. psittaci infection in LLC-MK2 cells.

Induction of apoptosis by chlamydia psittaci and chlamydia trachomatis infection in tissue culture cells

D Gibellini;
1998

Abstract

The role of programmed cell death (apoptosis) in LLC-MK2 cells infected with Chlamydia trachomatis LGV2 serotype and Chlamydia psittaci 6BC strain was investigated using flow cytometry and TUNEL procedures. The number of apoptotic cells was significantly higher at 72 and 96 hours post infection in the Chlamydia infected cell cultures in comparison with mock-infected cells. We postulate the apoptotic process to be a mechanism induced by C. trachomatis and C. psittaci infection in LLC-MK2 cells.
Chlamydia psittaci, Chlamydia trachoma's, apoptosis,
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