Submitted by mrhodes40 on Sat, 2006-06-03 16:11

CPn infection promotes transmigration of monocytes through human brain endothelial cells

Chlamydophyla (chlamydia)pneumoniae in the AD brain More work by Brian Balin. Once again we see very good evidence of CPn being a neural pathogen.

Chlamydia pneumoniae in the alzheimers brain This work is on AD but the authors discovered CPn in the cells of the brain near the AD plaques. This should help establish CPn as a potentially neural pathogen

-Chlamydia pneumoniae in the Alzheimer's brain varies with APOE genotype The APOE genotype apparently interacts with CPn in alzheimers patients carrying that genotype. This suggests an interesting theory: that a bacteria is not the same in every person in terms of effects but rather an interaction between genes and bugs results in the pathology an individual experiences. This is a whole new understanding of how we interact with our environment.

The Balin research related to CPn in Alzheimer's Disease This list of research abstracts with links is an important study for anyone interested in CPn in the brain. Of note, this researcher like Dr Sriram also finds CPn in the brain consistently when others do not. This is likely due to the fact that both VU and Balin use frozen, not formalin fixed, tissue.

High prevalence of CPn antibodies in vascular dementia While VD is not alzheimers it is another indication that CPn has an affinity for cerebral tissue and is related to loss of brain integrity