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Sci. Pharm. 2009, 77(Plenary Lectures (PL)), 164;

Natural Product Drug Discovery for a Worldwide Pathogen, the Intracellular Bacterium Chlamydia pneumoniae

Division of Pharmacy, Åbo Akademi University, Artillerigatan 6A, 20520, Turku, Finland
Received: 16 April 2009 / Accepted: 16 April 2009 / Published: 16 April 2009
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Chlamydia pneumoniae is a common bacterium causing respiratory tract infections worldwide. Usually the outcome is mild upper respiratory tract infection but also pneumonia is detected. Persistent C. pneumoniae infection has been connected to different chronic lung diseases such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and even lung cancer. The most surprising finding, however, has been the association between C. pneumoniae infection and cardiovascular diseases.
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VUORELA, P.M. Natural Product Drug Discovery for a Worldwide Pathogen, the Intracellular Bacterium Chlamydia pneumoniae. Sci. Pharm. 2009, 77, 164.

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