Inclusion membrane proteins belong to the family of unique chlamydial proteins. Members of this family attract attention of scientists because of the following characteristics: Inc-proteins are localized in the inclusion membrane, these proteins have been found in all chlamydial species, expression of the most part of its genes begins during first hours from the infection of cell culture. Biological functions of Inc-proteins remain unknown, but these proteins are suggested to play a key role in process of the development the chlamydial infection.
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