Transcritptome of a revR deletion mutant during Clostridium perfringens exponential phase growth.
ABSTRACT: RevR is a putative orphan response regulator with a high degree of similarity to YycF from Bacilus subtilis and PhoB from Clostridium kluyveri. A revR deletion mutant of C. perfringens strain 13 was generated and the transcriptome analysed using microarrays. Overall design: Total RNA was isolated from exponentially growing cells from the revR mutant and the wild-type control. Gene expression levels were compared between the revR mutant and wild-type strain 13
INSTRUMENT(S): Kyushu Univ. Clostridium perfringens strain 13 DNA 7K array v1 [chromosome and extra-chromosomal plasmid]
Project description:RevR is a putative orphan response regulator with a high degree of similarity to YycF from Bacilus subtilis and PhoB from Clostridium kluyveri. A revR deletion mutant of C. perfringens strain 13 was generated and the transcriptome analysed using microarrays. Total RNA was isolated from exponentially growing cells from the revR mutant and the wild-type control. Gene expression levels were compared between the revR mutant and wild-type strain 13
Project description:ReeS, previously named as CPE1512, was originally annotated as the only hybrid sensor histidine kinase/response regulator in Clostridium perfringens. Further evidence suggests that ReeS is more likely to function as an orphan sensor histidine kinase. A reeS deletion mutant was constructed and the transcriptome analysed using microarrays. Total RNA was isolated from the reeS mutant and the wild-type control cells during exponential phase growth. Gene expression levels were compared between the reeS mutant and wild-type strain 13
Project description:To obtain an insight into host-pathogen interactions in clostridial myonecrosis, we carried out comparative RNA-seq analysis measuring host genes in a murine C. perfringens infection model. Analysis of the murine transcriptome from infected muscle tissues indicated that 270 genes were up-regulated compared to control mock-infected mice. KEGG pathway analysis of these genes revealed an enrichment of Toll-like receptor (TLR) and Nod-like receptor (NLR) signaling components. Overall design: Examination of host gene expression 1.5 hours after infection or mock-infection (control) with Clostridium perfringens in triplicate using the AB SOLiD system.
Project description:Clostridium perfringens is an anaerobic, gram-positive, spore-forming bacterium spread throughout the environment. This bacterium is a common agent in the gastrointestinal tracts of healthy human beings and other mammals. Simultaneously, this agent is one of the most significant producers of toxins among all known bacteria. This expressive toxicity is due to the bacterium’s ability collectively to produce different protein toxins and/or enzymes with diverse modes of action. The present study uses currently developed targeted proteomic methods for the simultaneous detection of selected C. perfringens protein toxins. The method was applied in different kinds of environmental matrices and was used to analyze toxins production in a set of collection strains.
Project description:Clostridium perfringens type A is a common source of food poisoning in humans. Vegetative cells sporulate in the small intestinal tract and produce a major pathogenic factor, C. perfringens enterotoxin (CPE) during sporulation. Although sporulation plays a critical role in the pathogenesis of food poisoning, the mechanisms to induce in vivo sporulation remain unclear. Bile salts had been identified to mediate sporulation, and we have confirmed deoxycholate (DCA)-induced sporulation in C. perfringens strain NCTC8239 co-cultured with human intestinal epithelial Caco-2 cells. In this study, we performed global transcriptome analysis of strain NCTC8239 to elucidate the mechanism to induce sporulation by DCA. From the 55 contigs of C. perfringens strain NCTC8239, 2778 coding sequences were extracted. We designed a DNA probe by utilizing eArray provided by Agilent Technologies. The custom 8×15K oligonucleotide array, containing 60 mer oligonucleotide probes for 2,778 genes in strain NCTC8239, 2 bacterial control genes: 16S rRNA and 23S rRNA, and 3 human control genes: beta-2-microglobulin, glucuronidase beta and 18S rRNA, were ordered to Agilent Technologies. Each probe was spotted in five-fold on each microarray. Each strain was run in triplicate or quadruplicate.