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Caspase-1 and -3 knockout mice are fertile. Groups of caspase-1 and -3 knockout female mice were infected intravaginally with wild-type C. trachomatis L2 (WT-L2), as described in the Materials and Methods section. Infected and noninfected control mice were mated and scored for pregnancy and no. of pups. The plotted data are the means (SEM) for groups from 2 independent experiments with 6 mice per experimental group.