Project description:Modulation of gut microbiota through probiotic supplementation is an interesting strategy to prevent obesity We use microarrays to study the global genome expression of C. elegans fed with the probiotic strain Bifidobacterium animalis sbsp. lactis CECT 8145 Wild type strain N2 of C. elegans was cutured in Nematode Growth medium (NGM, control fed) or NGM with a bacterial lawn fed of the strain B. animalis subsp. lactis CECT 8145, until reach young adult stage. Worm population were age-synchronized. RNA was isolated from each populations (control and treated) using RNAasy Kit (Qiagen) and hybridizated on Affymetrix microarrays.
Project description:The goal was to determine the effect of agmatine on the trancriptional profile of L. lactis CECT 8666 strain. For that we compared the expression profile of L. lactis CECT 8666 cells grown in culture medium supplemented with 20 mM agmatine with the expression profile of L. lactis CECT 8666 cells grown in culture medium without agmatine. L. lactis CECT 8666 cells grown in GalM17 medium (reference) compared to L. lactis CECT 8666 cells grown in GalM17 medium supplemented with 20 mM agmatine (test).