Transcription profiling of Listeria monocytogenes after infection into murine macrophages
ABSTRACT: P388D1 murine macrophages were cultured in 85 mm tissue culture plates to about semi confluency. L. monocytogenes serotypes (1/2a EGD-e, 4a L99, 4b CLIP80459 and 4b F2365) were infected to the P388D1 cell monolayer at a MOI of 100 per eukaryotic cell. Infection was carried for 45 min and followed by addition of fresh medium containing 20 µg/ml gentamicin. The medium of the plates (containing 20 µg/ml gentamicin) infected with L. monocytogenes serotypes were replaced after 2 h post infection with fresh medium containing 50 µg/ml gentamicin. At each step the plates were washed extensively with 1x PBS. Incubation of the bacterial tissue culture plates was carried out in a humidified incubator for up to 4 h post infection.
<h4>Background</h4>Listeria monocytogenes is a food-borne pathogen that causes infections with a high-mortality rate and has served as an invaluable model for intracellular parasitism. Here, we report complete genome sequences for two L. monocytogenes strains belonging to serotype 4a (L99) and 4b (CLIP80459), and transcriptomes of representative strains from lineages I, II, and III, thereby permitting in-depth comparison of genome- and transcriptome -based data from three lineages of L. monocyto ...[more]
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