Chlamydia promotes gene mutations that lead to cancer

The following is an edited excerpt.

Chlamydia trachomatis is a human pathogen that is the leading cause of bacterial sexually transmitted disease worldwide.

Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology in Berlin (MPIIB) now show that Chlamydia infections can cause mutations in the host DNA by overriding the normal mechanisms by which their host prevents unregulated growth of genetically damaged cells that pave the way for the development of cancer.

Read the full story here: Chlamydia Promotes Gene Mutations That Lead To Cancer

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