Candida albicans wild type vs. eed1 during growth on plastic
ABSTRACT: C. albicans wild type strain SC5314, the eed1 deletion mutant and an eed1 delta mutant overexpressing UME6 (eed1 + pTET-UME6) were grown on plastic (37°C, RPMI1640 medium, plastic surface, 5% CO2) for 12h. Total RNA was isolated using a phenol-chloroform protocol and labeled with Cy5. Cy5- labeled sample RNA was hybridised with Cy3- labeled common reference (SC5314, 37°C, exponential culture).
The extension of germ tubes into elongated hyphae by Candida albicans is essential for damage of host cells. The C. albicans-specific gene EED1 plays a crucial role in this extension and maintenance of filamentous growth. eed1Δ cells failed to extend germ tubes into long filaments and switched back to yeast growth after 3 h of incubation during growth on plastic surfaces. Expression of EED1 is regulated by the transcription factor Efg1 and ectopic overexpression of EED1 restored filamentation in ...[more]
Project description:Candida albicans wild type SC5314 and the eed1 delta mutant were used to infect reconstituted human oral epithelium (RHE) for 24h at 37°C and 5% CO2. Samples were taken 1h, 12h and 24h after infection. Total RNA was isolated, labeled with Cy5 and hybridised with a Cy3- labeled common reference.
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