Transcriptome analysis of Cox4-2 knockout mice after OVA challenge
ABSTRACT: Cytochrome c oxidase (COX) is a 13-subunit enzyme that is a key complex of the oxidative phosphorylation system of the mitochondria, which generates the vast majority of the energy of the cell.COX subunit IV is the largest nuclear-encode subunit with important regulatory functions concerning energy metabolism. COX4-2 has been knocked out. Our study indicated strong expression of Cox4-2 in lung and therefore we test this mutant line under OVA-challenge conditions expecting a new asthma mouse model. Total RNA obtained from 1/2 lung of 4 female mice of each analysed group (widltype, wildtype challenged, mutant, mutant challenged)
Project description:PRDM family members encode for progeins functionally associated with the control of cell proliferation, differentiation as well as apoptosis action in cell and tissue-specific menner. As important factors in maintenance and differentiation of human and mouse ES cells several PRDM family members were identified. Prdm11 has and outsider position within the PRDM family due to the lack of zinc-finger domains. However, a zic-finger binding motive i present and likely assue the function of protein-protein interactionl. Prdm11 was described as a candidate for tumor suppresser. However, the function of this gene is still unknown. Our study give evidence a new functional association of Prdm11 in allergic disease and asthma. Total RNA obtained from 1/2 lung of 4 female mice of each analysed group (widltype, wildtype challenged, mutant, mutant challenged)
Project description:To determine the differential expression of miRNAs in the lungs of mice subjected to a model of allergic airways disease and non-allergic and steroid-treated control animals. Total lung RNA was collected from mice sensitised and challenged with PBS or OVA with or without DEX treatment at day 16 and miRNA microarrays performed.
Project description:IFit2 is highly induced in response to type I and type II interferons, dsRNA, LPS, viral and bacterial infections and it is als found in several chronic diseases.A possible role for the protein in cell proliferation, virion assembly/transport and microtubule dynamices was described. This study focus on IFIT2 proinflammatory cytokine response which might be involved in the development of septic shock. In the IFIT2 knockout mice gene expression levels before and after OVA challenge were analysed. Total RNA obtained from 3-4 male mutant mice (challenged/un-challenged) was compared to 4 wild type controls (challenged/unchallenged).
Project description:This program aims at identifying the lung gene signature associated with OVA-challenged mouse asthma model to facilitate understanding of the disease mechanism and therapeutic compound testing The OVA-challenged profiling data was analyzed by identifying genes that were up- and down-regulated at selected p value and fold change in the lungs of OVA-challenged mice compared to the corresponding PBS-treated controls.
Project description:Mouse lung samples from mice challenged with OVA or PBS control. Wildtype (B6) mice were tested, as well as mast cell deficient mice with engraftment of normal mast cells and mast cells deficient in IgE or Ifn-gamma signaling. Treatment/Control
Project description:Transcriptomes from macrophages at three stages were examined: a) Non-stimulated, b)Stimulated by Interleukin 4, c)Stimulated by LPS and Interferon gamma. Four biological replicate of each experiment were performed.
Project description:specific pathogen-free female BALB/c mice aged 7-8 weeks (Animal Resources Centre, Perth, Western Australia) were systemically sensitised by intraperitoneal injection of 50 µg of alum-precipitated chicken egg OVA (Grade V, ?98% pure, Sigma Australia) 21 and 7 days before inhalational challenge, then exposed to aerosolised OVA in a whole body inhalation exposure chamber (Unifab Corporation, Kalamazoo, MI). Chronic low-level challenge involved exposure to ?3 mg/m3 aerosolised OVA for 30 minutes/day on 3 days/week for up to 6 weeks. Particle concentration within the chamber was continuously monitored using a DustTrak 8520 instrument (TSI, St Paul, MN). All experimental procedures complied with the requirements of the Animal Care and Ethics Committee of the University of New South Wales (reference numbers: 06/119B and 08/09B). Mice were sacrificed after 1,2,4 and 6 weeks of OVA exposure. Control groups included naïve mice and mice that were not sensitised but were challenged for 6 weeks with aerosolised OVA.
Project description:Extracellular membrane vesicles (MVs) are powerful biomarkers in several pathological processes. The potential advantage of MVs relays on the assumption that their content reflects processes ongoing in pathologically relevant cell types. Using microarrays, we performed transcriptional profiling in stimulated (M1 and M2) and unstimulated conditions.
Project description:With PNGase F digestion, PGC enrichment,OVA N-glycans were analyzed using PGC nanoLC-ESI-MS/MS.Datasets were analyzed by the N-glycan database search engine called GlycanGoggle developed in our group.