BACKGROUND: Enterococcus faecium is a Gram-positive commensal bacterium of the mammalian intestinal tract. In the last two decades it has also emerged as a multi-resistant nosocomial pathogen. In order to survive in and colonize the human intestinal tract E. faecium must resist the deleterious actions of bile. The molecular mechanisms exploited by this bacterium to tolerate bile are as yet unexplored. RESULTS: In this study we used a high-throughput quantitative screening approach of transposon ...[more]
Project description:We reported the gene expression profile of T47D cells treated with the organic extract of Particulate matter 2.5 (PM2.5) sampled next to the municipal solid waste incineration plant of Bologna city. Based on a air pollution distribution model that takes the incinaration plant as point source of emission, two sites were chosen to sample particulate matter near incineration plant: "FrulloEst" representing the maximum effect of the incineration plant, "Calamosco" representing the negative control of "FrulloEst" (minimun effect of incineration plant, same effect of other air pollution fonts). Another site, "Giardini Margherita", is chosen to sample the urban background air pollution. for each site sample collection was performed in winter and in summer season.
Project description:The two cell lines NB4 and NB4.437r, respectively sensitive and resistant to the cytotoxic action of the atypical retinoid ST1926 and CD437 were used to unveil the mechanism of action of these drugs.We compared their transcriptional profiles in conditions of exponential growth in basal medium by microarray gene expressio analysis.