By Herman Friedman, Yoshimasa Yamamoto, Mauro Bendinelli
Chlamydia pneumoniae is a micro organism that's most ordinarily recognized for inflicting colds and pneumonia. besides the fact that, researchers have lately stumbled on a hyperlink among C. pneumoniae and atherosclerosis, a clogging of the arteries that explanations middle assault and stroke. furthermore, ongoing learn is exhibiting that convinced traces may possibly play a job in bronchial asthma, a number of sclerosis, Alzheimer's sickness, and arthritis.
This quantity, a part of the Infectious brokers and Pathogenesis sequence, is an entire portrait of C. pneumoniae and what's presently identified approximately it.
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Trachomatis inclusion, C. pneumoniae inclusion does not compress the host nucleus even though it fills the host cytoplasm. Chlamydiae are thought to be “energy parasites” because they obtain ATP from their host cells. (5) However, recent sequence analyses of genomic DNA have identified additional genes that may allow chlamydiae to generate at least a minimal amount of their own ATP,(6,7) ATP–ADP translocases, which exchange ATP and ADP, are essential for chlamydial growth. In this regard, the inclusion/mitochondria association MORPHOLOGY OF C.
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