Show simple item record Liu, Li en_US 2007-07-12T17:50:11Z 2007-07-12T17:50:11Z 2001-04-01T00:00:00Z en_US
dc.description.abstract Chlamydia, an obligate intracellular bacterial pathogen, can successfully infect a wide range of host species and persist in the infected hosts for a long period of time, suggesting that 'Chlamydia' may have evolved strategies for escaping host defense mechanisms. We have found that ' Chlamydia' indeed possesses the ability to evade host immune recognition. Immune recognition is a requirement for hosts to develop an effective immunity against microbial infections. It has been shown that MHC class II-mediated immune responses often play a critical role in controlling intracellular pathogen infection. We hypothesized that 'Chlamydia' may suppress MHC class II expression in order to escape MHC class II-mediated immune responses. We compared the IFN-_-inducible MHC class II expression between epithelial cells with or without chlamydial infection. In conclusion, the selective inhibition of IFN-_-inducible MHC class II, but not ICAM-1, by chlamydial infection may be driven by host immune selective pressure. (Abstract shortened by UMI.) en_US
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dc.title Suppression of MHC class II but not ICAM-1 molecules by chlamydial infection en_US
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dc.type master thesis en_US Medical Microbiology en_US Master of Science (M.Sc.) en_US

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