I don't believe we have this linked to our Research Pages (Marie?). This is a brilliant dissertation from the Finnish group, some of the world's experts on Cpn as some of the faculty in Helsinki were part of the original group who discovered the very existence of Cpn.
This dissertation demonstrates a number of important findings:
- Repeated infection with Cpn "...induced persistent chlamydial DNA and inflammation in lung tissue and development of mouse Hsp60 autoantibodies."
- Repeated infection with Cpn "...significantly increased subendothelial lipid accumulation in the aortic sinus area."
- That "A flavonoid, luteolin, was shown to effectively decrease the chlamydial load and inflammatory reactions in lung tissue." Note: luteolin is not the same as lutein.
- Conventional antimicrobial treatments are not effectively to eradicate persistent infection.
Experimental Chlamydia pneumoniae infection model: effects of repeated inoculations and treatment
Lääketieteellinen tiedekunta, Oulun yliopisto