Formation of the Chlamydial Inclusion Requires Host Trafficking Pathways (2015–2017)

Chlamydia are obligate intracellular pathogens responsible for a range of human and animal diseases. In order to survive within the host cell, the pathogen pirates the host¿s membrane trafficking pathways to engineer an intracellular niche called an inclusion. In addition to providing a permissive environment, this strategy also shields the pathogen from the host¿s immune system. Using cellular and biochemical approaches we will examine the membrane trafficking pathways hijacked by the pathogen and define the key components of these pathways.
Grant type:
ARC Discovery Projects
Funded by:
Australian Research Council