Medical Microbiology and Immunology

, Volume 196, Issue 2, pp 103–114 | Cite as

Peptidomic analysis of human peripheral monocytes persistently infected by Chlamydia trachomatis

  • Birgit Krausse-Opatz
  • Annette Busmann
  • Harald Tammen
  • Christoph Menzel
  • Thomas Möhring
  • Nicolas Le Yondre
  • Cornelia Schmidt
  • Peter Schulz-Knappe
  • Henning Zeidler
  • Hartmut Selle
  • Lars Köhler
Original Investigation


Peptidomic analysis using Differential Peptide Display (DPD) of human peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) mock-infected or persistently infected by Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) revealed 10 peptides, expressed upon CT infection. Analysis of these 10 candidates by tandem mass spectrometry enabled the determination of seven candidates as fragments from the precursors (I) ferritin heavy chain subunit, (II) HLA class II histocompatibility antigen, (III) vimentin, (IV) indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase, (V and VI) pre-B cell enhancing factor (PBEF), and (VII) Interleukin-8 (CXCL8). The identified candidates proved the presence of anti-bacterial and immunologically active monocytic proteins after CT infection.


Chlamydia trachomatis Monocytes Peptidomics 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Birgit Krausse-Opatz
    • 1
    • 3
  • Annette Busmann
    • 2
  • Harald Tammen
    • 2
  • Christoph Menzel
    • 2
  • Thomas Möhring
    • 2
  • Nicolas Le Yondre
    • 2
  • Cornelia Schmidt
    • 1
  • Peter Schulz-Knappe
    • 2
  • Henning Zeidler
    • 1
  • Hartmut Selle
    • 2
  • Lars Köhler
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Rheumatology, Department of Internal MedicineHannover Medical SchoolHannoverGermany
  2. 2.Digilab BioVisioN GmbHHannoverGermany
  3. 3.Department of Rheumatology (OE 6850)Hannover Medical SchoolHannoverGermany

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