Medycyna Wet. 66 (2), 101-105, 2010

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Pawlikowska M., Deptuła W.
Apoptosis in an infection with bacteria of the order Chlamydiales
Apoptosis or programmed cell death is a physiological process which occurs during the cellular life cycle, and can also appear during an infection with microorganisms. In the infected cell this process can be treated as a peculiar “escape” of organism from the infection, but on the other hand it can be induced or inhibited, which enables pathogens, especially the intracellular ones, to survive. Bacteria of the order Chlamydiales are intracellular pathogens which can stimulate or inhibit the apoptosis of infected cells. In this paper we present the impact of infection with those bacteria on the apoptosis of mammal cells.
Keywords: apoptosis, Chlamydia, Chlamydophila, Parachlamydia