CXCL10, CXCL11, HLA-A and IL-1β are induced in peripheral blood mononuclear cells from women withChlamydia trachomatisrelated infertility

Menon, Shruti, Alexander, Kimberly, Timms, Peter, Allan, John A., & Huston, Wilhelmina M. (2015) CXCL10, CXCL11, HLA-A and IL-1β are induced in peripheral blood mononuclear cells from women withChlamydia trachomatisrelated infertility. Pathogens and Disease, 74(1), Article Number:-ftv099.

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Chlamydia trachomatis infections can result in the development of serious sequelae such as pelvic inflammatory disease and tubal infertility. In this study, peripheral blood mononuclear cells from women who were undergoing or had recently undergone IVF treatment were cultured ex vivo with C. trachomatis to identify the immune responses associated with women who had serological evidence of a history of Chlamydia infection. Cytokines secreted into the supernatant from the cultures were measured using ELISA, and the level of IL-1β was found to be significantly higher in Chlamydia positive women than Chlamydia negative women. qRT-PCR analysis of the expression of 88 immune-related genes showed trends towards an upregulation of CXCL10, CXCL11 and HLA-A in Chlamydia positive women compared with Chlamydia negative women. These findings support that some women launch a more marked proinflammatory response upon infection with C. trachomatis and this may be associated with why C. trachomatis induces infertility in some infected women.

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ID Code: 93246
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: chlamydia, infertility, pathology
DOI: 10.1093/femspd/ftv099
ISSN: 2049-632X
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NURSING (111000) > Nursing not elsewhere classified (111099)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Nursing
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 Oxford University Press
Deposited On: 25 Feb 2016 23:27
Last Modified: 02 Mar 2016 02:50

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