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Research Article

The Female Lower Genital Tract Is a Privileged Compartment with IL-10 Producing Dendritic Cells and Poor Th1 Immunity following Chlamydia trachomatis Infection

  • Ellen Marks,

    Affiliation: Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Mucosal Immunobiology and Vaccine Center, Institute of Biomedicine, The University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden

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  • Miguel A. Tam,
  • Nils Y. Lycke mail

    nils.lycke@microbio.gu.se

    Affiliation: Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Mucosal Immunobiology and Vaccine Center, Institute of Biomedicine, The University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden

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  • Published: November 04, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1001179

About the Authors

Ellen Marks, Nils Y. Lycke
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Mucosal Immunobiology and Vaccine Center, Institute of Biomedicine, The University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden

Corresponding Author

Email: nils.lycke@microbio.gu.se

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: EM MAT NYL. Performed the experiments: EM MAT. Analyzed the data: EM. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: NYL. Wrote the paper: EM NYL.