Project description:Transcriptional profiling of NHDF Cells comparing control untreated fibroblasts with fibroblasts coincubated with three different species of the Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato group. Overall design: Four-conditions experiment (unstimulated NHDF; NHDF stimulated by Borrelia burgdorferi sensu stricto strain IBS19; NHDF stimulated by Borrelia garinii strain IBS6; NHDF stimulated by Borrelia garinii strain IBS17). There is 6 Biological replicates for each condition (i.e. 6 different batches of NHDF cells from 6 independent human donor), independently grown and harvested.
Project description:The similarity of Lyme borreliosis to other diseases and the complex pathogenesis cause diagnostic and therapeutic difficulties. Changes at the cellular and molecular level after Borrelia sp. infection remain still poorly understood. Therefore, the present study focused on the gene expression in human dermal fibroblasts in differentiation of infection with Borrelia garinii, Borrelia afzelii and Borrelia burgdorferi sensu stricto spirochetes. For microarray analysis 10 samples were used: 3 control samples - K, 2 samples of NHDF cells infected with Borrelia garinii - G, 2 samples of NHDF cells infected with Borrelia afzelii - A and 3 samples of NHDF cells infected with Borrelia burgdorferi sensu stricto - SS.