Project description:Corneal epithelial stem cells reside in the limbus that is the transitional zone between the cornea and conjunctiva, and are essential to maintain the homeostasis of corneal epithelium. However, their characterization is poorly understood. Therefore, we constructed gene expression profiles of limbal epithelial SP and non-SP cell using RNA-sequencing. As a result, limbal epithelial SP cells have immature cell phenotypes with endothelial/mesenchymal cell markers, while limbal epithelial non-SP cells have epithelial progenitor cell markers. Overall design: Examination of rabbit limbal epithelial SP and non-SP cells
Project description:Ethylene is a gaseous signal sensed by plants and bacteria. Heterologous expression of the ethylene-forming enzyme (EFE) from Pseudomonas syringae in cyanobacteria leads to the production of ethylene under photoautotrophic conditions. The recent characterization of an ethylene responsive signaling pathway affecting phototaxis in the cyanobacterium Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803 implies that biotechnologically relevant ethylene synthesis may induce regulatory processes which are not related to changes in the metabolism. Here we provide data that endogenously produced ethylene accelerates movement of cells towards light. Microarray analysis demonstrates that ethylene deactivates transcription from the csiR1/lsiR promoter which is under control of the two-component system consisting of the ethylene and UV-A-sensing histidine kinase UirS and the DNA-binding response regulator UirR. Surprisingly, only very few other transcriptional changes were detected in the microarray analysis providing no direct hints to possible bottlenecks in phototrophic ethylene production. Overall design: We performed whole-genome transcript profiling of an ethylene producing strain of Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803.
Project description:Here we presented the detailed transcriptomic analysis for Pseudomonas sp. AP3_22, an effective sodium dodecyl sulfate degrader isolated from the soil sample from wastewater treatment plant, cultured in the presence of SDS to get the first insight in the global bacterial response toward Sthis anionic detergent. Our results suggest showed that although SDS could be used as a carbon source, in the first place it acts influence on integrity of the cell envelopes and causes global stress response together combined with cell wall modification and repair induction. These results suggest that the modulation of the membrane content composition is first adaptation step in a typical response to detergent exposure. As the second response to the sodium dodecyl sulfate the AP3_22 strain metabolism was shifted from the lipid biosynthesis to the lipid catabolism and the SDS degradation started. Overall design: AP3_22 strain was precultured overnight in LB medium. Then washed with minimal medium and diluted in the fresh 0.1 LB medium with or without (the control sample) SDS (5 g/L) to the initial OD600=0.4 and cultured in 30°C with 140 rpm agitation. The samples for RNA isolation were collected at following time points: at the beginning (0 minutes) and after: 30 minutes; 60 minutes; and 150 minutes of the experiment. The experiment was made in triplicate (three biological replicates for control and three biological replicates for the sample).