Expression data of the splenocytes from mice at 6th of Plasmodium chabaudi infection.
ABSTRACT: During malaria infection is observed a robust immune response culminating on release of inflammatory mediators. This exacerbated immune response is involved in malaria symptoms and mortality. There are evidences that this response is mediated by innate immunity where pattern recognition receptors have a key role. We used microarrays to elucidate some pro-inflammatory genes that are differential expressed during P. chabaudi infection, a malarial murine model Spleen from C57BL/6 or MyD88 knockout mice non-infected or after 6 days post infection with 105 P. chabaudi infected red blood cells were harvested for RNA extraction and hybridization on Affymetrix microarrays. This time point was chose to coincides with rupture of red blood cells \since this event of the parasite life cycle is related with malaria outcomes.
Project description:Recent advances in high throughput sequencing methodologies allow the opportunity to probe in depth the transcriptomes of organisms including important human pathogens. In this project, we are using Illumina sequencing technology to analyze the transcriptome (RNA-Seq) of experimentally accessible stages of the mouse malaria parasite, P. chabaudi AS. The aim is to analyse cir gene expression during Plasmodium chabaudi infection and determine whether host genetic background can influence cir expression. This data is part of a pre-publication release. For information on the proper use of pre-publication data shared by the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute (including details of any publication moratoria), please see http://www.sanger.ac.uk/datasharing/. Abstract: Transcriptome sequencing of blood stage P. chabaudi AS parasites grown under different host genetic backgrounds.
Project description:Microarray profiling of whole blood of immunodeficient mouse strains at 24h after infection with Plasmodium chabaudi. Multiple independent replicates collected for each knockout. RNA isolated and amplified. Hybridized as two-color experiment against a common pooled reference.
Project description:Single-cell RNA sequencing (scRNA-seq) was used to study the various transcriptional states of individual CD4+ T cells during blood-stage Plasmodium chabaudi infection in mice. This is an experimental model of malaria in which CD4+ T cells are essential for controlling parasite numbers, and which is characterized by concurrent development of Th1 and Tfh cells. We have used Plasmodium-specific TCR transgenic CD4+ T cells to minimise the effects of TCR diversity on Th fate decisions. Activated antigen-specific cells were studied at days 0, 2, 3, 4 and 7. In addition, dendritic cells and monocytes were studied at days 0 and 3. Cell lysis, RT and cDNA preamplification was performed using Fluidigm C1 system.
Project description:Microarray profiling of amplified total splenic RNA isolated from TLR9-, TLR7-, UNC93b1- or MYD88- deficient mice or their C57BL/6 controls 24h after mock infection or infection with Plasmodium chabaudi. 4 independent replicates collected from each genotype/infection group, RNA isolated and amplified from whole spleen. Hybridized as a one color experiment.
Project description:The role of the liver for survival of blood-stage malaria is only fragmentary understood. In the experimental blood-stage malaria Plasmodium chabaudi, protective vaccination induces self-healing and, thus, survival of otherwise lethal infections. This study investigates the response of the liver, in terms of mRNA and lincRNA expression, to vaccination-induced self-healing infections and lethal P. chabaudi malaria at early patency on day 4 p.i., when parasitized erythrocytes begin to appear in peripheral blood. Using gene expression microarrays, 23 genes were identified to be induced in the liver by >10-fold at p<0.01. More than one third were genes involved in erythropoiesis, as e.g. Kel, Rhag, Ahsp, Ermap, Slc4a1, Cldn13 Gata1, and Gfi1b. Another group of >10-fold expressed genes contain genes involved in natural cytotoxicity, as those encoding the killer cell lectin-like like receptors Klrb1a, Klrc3, Klrd1, Ncr1 and the granzyme B encoding Gzmb. In addition, there were identified a series of genes involved in the control of cell cycle and mitosis, as Ccnb1, Cdc25c, Ckap2l expressed by >10-fold only in vaccination-protected mice, and 22 genes being at least 100% higher expressed in vaccination-protected mice than the corresponding genes significantly expressed in non-vaccinated mice. Furthermore, distinct lincRNA species were changed by >3-fold in livers of vaccination-protected mice, whereas lethal malaria induced different lincRNAs. Our data suggest that protective vaccination accelerates extramedullary erythropoiesis, generation of liver-resident cytotoxic cells, and regeneration from malaria-induced injuries in the liver at early patency, which may be critical for final survival of otherwise lethal blood-stage malaria of P. chabaudi. Mice: Balb/c mice breeded under specified pathogen-free conditions were delivered from central animal facilities of the University of Düsseldorf. The experiments were performed only with female mice aged 10-12 weeks. They were housed in plastic cages, received a standard diet (Woehrlin, Bad Salzuflen, Germany) and water ad libitum. This study was carried out in strict accordance with the German law on animal protection. The keeping of mice as well as the experimental protocol of the study were officially approved by the State-controlled Committee on the Ethics of Animal Experiments of the State Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany, and were regularly controlled, without being previously announced, by the local authorities. All efforts were undertaken to minimize suffering of mice. P. chabaudi malaria infection: Blood-stage infections of P. chabaudi were kept in outbred mice under sterile conditions by weekly passages of infected blood. A non-clonal line of P. chabaudi is used in our laboratory since 1982, which resembles to P. chabaudi chabaudi. Challenge of Balb/c mice with 10^6 P. chabaudi-infected erythrocytes, Protective vaccination: As a vaccine, host cell plasma membranes were used, which were isolated in the form of ghosts from P. chabaudi-parasitized erythrocytes Approximately 10^6 ghosts were suspended in 100 µl Freund’s complete adjuvant (FCA) and subcutaneously injected on week 3 and week 1 before infecting with P. chabaudi-parasitized erythrocytes. Control mice were treated in parallel only FCA. Overall design: 12 samples were analyzed: Nd0, Nd4, Vd0, Vd4. 3 replicates each.
Project description:The aim of the present study was to analyze the effect of protective vaccination on the miRNome of the liver during the crisis phase in vaccination-induced self-healing infections of Plasmodium chabaudi in comparison to lethal infections in non-protected Balb/c mice using Agilent’s microRNA expression microarrays.
Project description:The aim of the present study was to analyze the effect of protective vaccination on the transcriptome of the liver towards the end of the crisis phase in vaccination-induced self-healing infections of Plasmodium chabaudi in comparison to lethal infections in non-protected Balb/c mice using Agilent’s gene expression microarrays.
Project description:Nitric oxide (NO) produced by macrophages (MØs) is toxic to both host tissues and invading pathogens and its regulation is therefore essential to suppress host cytotoxicity. MØ arginase 1 (Arg1) inhibits NO production by competing with NO synthases for arginine, the common substrate of NO synthases and arginases. Two signal transduction pathways control Arg1 expression in MØs. First, a MyD88-dependent pathway induces Arg1 in intracellular infections, while a second Stat6-dependent pathway is required for Arg1 expression in alternativelyactivated MØs. We found that mycobacteria-infected MØs produce soluble factors that induce Arg1 in an autocrine-paracrine manner via Stat3. We identify these factors as IL-6, IL-10 and GCSF. We further establish that Arg1 expression is controlled by the MyD88-dependent production of IL-6, IL-10 and G-CSF rather than cell intrinsic MyD88 signaling to Arg1. Our data reveal the MyD88-dependent pathway of Arg1induction following BCG infection requires Stat3 activation and may result in the development of an immunosuppressive niche in granulomas due to the induced Arg1 production in surrounding uninfected MØs We used microarrays to perform genome wide expression analysis in mycobacteria-infected macrophages from C57Bl/6 WT and MyD88-knockout mice.
Project description:CD4+ T cells are critical for defense against the Plasmodium parasites that cause malaria. To better understand CD4+ T cell effector mechanisms during malaria, we performed microarray analysis of CD4+ T cells from naïve and infected mice. Comparison of activated (CD44 hi CD62L lo) CD4+ T cells from infected mice to bulk CD4+ T cells from naïve mice revealed a subset of genes that were upregulated by infection with Plasmodium chabaudi. These results help generate a more complete picture of CD4+ T cell function in malaria. Overall design: Total CD4+ T cells were double-sorted from the blood of adult naïve female mice; activated (CD44 hi CD62L lo) CD4+ T cells were double-sorted from the blood of adult female mice 6 d post-infection with P. chabaudi. Four independent biological replicates were performed per condition.
Project description:The goal of this study was to identify the neural systems that underlie the behavorial changes in intermediate hosts of Toxoplasma gondii. Using a mouse whole genome microarray, we analyzed gene expression in the frontal cortex during the latent stages of infection. We found marked sex-dependent effects on gene transcription in mice. In female mice, Toxoplasma infection altered the expression of genes involved in the development of the forebrain, neurogenesis, sensory and motor coordination. In male mice, infection led mainly to modulation of genes associated with olfaction. Our results indicate that the gender of the host plays a major role in determining variable brain changes following Toxoplasma infection. Male and female BALB/c mice (infected female: n=5; infected male: n=5; female control: n=5; male control: n=4) were used in this study. They were sacrificed approximately 6 month post infection and the frontal cortices harvested. RNA transcript levels were quantified by microarray analyses using Illumina Mouse Ref-8 v2.0 Expression BeadChips.