Project

Functional characterization of the polymophic membrane proteins of chlamydia psittaci.

Duration
01 October 2012 → 30 June 2016
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Engineering and technology
    • Other biotechnology, bio-engineering and biosystem engineering not elsewhere classified
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Veterinary immunology
Keywords
virulence microscopy polymorphic membrane protein
 
Project description

chlamydia psittaci is an obligatie intracellular bacterium causing respiratory disease in birds. thee are 9 genotypes within the species. some genotypes ar more cirulent. the molecular mechanisms behand these biological differences are not understood. this project wants to find out if the pmp protein family might play a role in the difference in virulence, host specificity and tissue tropism.