An antichlamydial agent comprising an inhibitor of Chlamydial Protease-like Activity Factor (CPAF). The inhibitor of CPAF can comprise a CPAF inhibitory segment and can optionally include one or more additional residues or domains. Also provided are compositions comprising an inhibitor of CPAF, methods of identifying an inhibitor of CPAF, and methods of treating a Chlamydia infection in a subject comprising administering an inhibitor of CPAF or a composition comprising an inhibitor of CPAF to the subject.
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