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Differential Streptococcus agalactiae gene expression in human blood according to the blood donors

ABSTRACT: In the present investigation, we conducted a bacterial transcriptome dynamics analysis during GBS incubation with human blood. We observed large modification in the expression of numerous genes, but GBS transcriptome was different with the blood of one donor. More genes were up-regulated and less down-regulated in respect to the other donors. The serotype III GBS reference strain NEM316 was cultivated in Todd Hewitt broth supplemented with 0.2% yeast extract (THY) in 5% CO2 at 37°C until OD reached 0.7. Culture was harvested by centrifugation 8 minutes at 4000 x g at 37°C, then suspended in phosphate-buffered saline (PBS). Fresh heparinized human blood was obtained from one healthy volunteer in accordance with a protocol approved by the Institutional Review Board of the Methodist Hospital Research Institute. The blood was maintained at 37°C no more than one hour prior to use. Bacterial suspension was then incubated with theblood at 37°C and 40°C under slight rotation to avoid sedimentation of blood and bacterial cells. Samples were removed for microarrays analysis immediately after adding bacteria, and after 30 and 90 minutes of incubation. Thus, we obtained results for five time points: immediately after mixing the bacterium with the blood (time 0), after 30 minutes of contact with blood (time 1) at 37°C and 40°C, and after after 90 minutes of contact with blood (time 1) at 37°C and 40°C.

ORGANISM(S): Streptococcus agalactiae  

SUBMITTER: Nicole M Green   Laurent Mereghetti  Izabela Sitkiewicz  James M Musser 

PROVIDER: E-GEOD-12201 | ArrayExpress | 2009-06-01



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Identification of an unusual pattern of global gene expression in group B Streptococcus grown in human blood.

Mereghetti Laurent L   Sitkiewicz Izabela I   Green Nicole M NM   Musser James M JM  

PloS one 20090923 9

Because passage of the bacterium to blood is a crucial step in the pathogenesis of many group B Streptococcus (GBS) invasive infections, we recently conducted a whole-genome transcriptome analysis during GBS incubation ex vivo with human blood. In the current work, we sought to analyze in detail the difference in GBS gene expression that occurred in one blood sample (donor A) relative to other blood samples. We incubated GBS strain NEM316 with fresh heparinized human blood obtained from healthy  ...[more]

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