Project description:Genomic DNA from five strains, Aspergillus fumigatus Af71, Aspergillus fumigatus Af294, Aspergillus clavatus, Neosartorya fenneliae, and Neosartorya fischeri, were co-hybridized with that of Aspergillus fumigatus Af293 and compared.
Project description:We report a study conducted to investigate the variation on gene expression of the pathogenic fungus Aspergillus fumigatus upon co-cultivation with the pathogenic bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa. The study was conducted by investigating the gene expression variation at different time points (45, 90 and 180 minutes after co-incubation). As control, we used data obtained by cultivating the fungus either without bacteria, or with heat-inactivated Pseudomonas. Overall design: Examination of Aspergillus fumigatus co-cultivated with Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
Project description:This SuperSeries is composed of the following subset Series: GSE24983: Response of A549 cells treated with Aspergillus fumigatus [WT-CF_vs_WT-GC] GSE24984: Response of A549 cells treated with Aspergillus fumigatus [WT-GC_vs_PrtT-GC] GSE24985: Response of A549 cells treated with Aspergillus fumigatus [WT-CF_vs_PrtT-CF] Refer to individual Series
Project description:Amphotericin B (AMB) is the most widely used polyene antifungal drug for the treatment of systemic fungal infections including invasive aspergillosis. We aimed to understand molecular targets of AMB in Aspergillus fumigatus (Afu) by genomic approaches. Keywords: Aspergillus fumigatus treated with amphotericin B for 24 hours Overall design: Experiment was performed in dye swap manner from two different biological replicates
Project description:Amphotericin B (AMB) is the most widely used polyene antifungal drug for the treatment of systemic fungal infections including invasive aspergillosis. We aimed to understand molecular targets of AMB in Aspergillus fumigatus (Afu) by genomic approaches. Amphotericin B (AMB) is the most widely used polyene antifungal drug for the treatment of systemic fungal infections including invasive aspergillosis. We aimed to understand molecular targets of AMB in Aspergillus fumigatus (Afu) by microarray and proteomic methods. Keywords: Aspergillus fumigatus treated with amphotericin B for 24 hours Experiment was performed in dye swap manner from two different biological replicates
Project description:In patients with chronic pulmonary disease colonization with the mold Aspergillus fumigatus is associated with declining pulmonary function and obstructive airway disease. One potential effector of this inflammatory response is the pulmonary mast cell. In vitro studies have demonstrated that A. fumigatus contact induces IgE-independent mast cell degranulation. Conversely, the Aspergillus secondary metabolite gliotoxin has been shown to suppress mast cell activation. These contradictory results emphasize the need for a better understanding of the interactions between A. fumigatus and mast cells. Thus, the objective of this work was to identify A. fumigatus genes that are differentially regulated upon exposure to mast cells. Transcriptional profiling experiments indicated that, in addition to genes encoding for iron acquisition systems, allergens and putative virulence factors, genes from the gliotoxin biosynthesis cluster were significantly down-regulated upon exposure to mast cells. Globally, the results from this study provide insight into the A. fumigatus response to mast cells and suggest that one mechanism by which the host may circumvent the effects of gliotoxin is via the suppression of fungal gliotoxin synthesis by mast cells. Overall design: Aspergillus fumigatus hyphae were exposed either to RBL-2H3 mast cells or culture medium for 1.5hr or 3hrs. Hybridizations were performed with biological replicates and flip-dye pairs.
Project description:Investigation of whole genome gene expression level changes in trichostatin A (TSA)-treated A. fumigatus Af293 compared to non-treated A. fumigatus Af293. Overall design: Species: Aspergillus fumigatus; Strain: Af293; Type of array: Eukaryotic Expression (4plex, 2plex for a TSA-treated sample and 2plex for a non-treated sample); Technical replicates: Two per treatment.
Project description:Microarray analysis was used to compare gene expression of Aspergillus fumigatus under two different sporulation temperatures, 17oC and 32oC, with an emphasis on genes encoding known or putative allergens of the fungus. The objective of the study was to investigate whether allergenic potencies of A. fumigatus spores produced under different sporulation temperatures would be influenced by temperature-dependent transcriptional regulation of allergenicity genes. Overall design: Non-sporulating liquid culture of Aspergillus fumigatus was harvested and divided equally onto two sets of potato dextrose agar plates, one set for incubation at 17oC, the other for incubation at 32oC. After 48 hours of incubation, RNA was harvested from both sets of sporulating cultures, reverse-transcribed into dye-coupled cDNA and hybridized onto microarrays for analysis of gene expression. For each experiment, extracted RNA from the two cultures were hybridized onto two dye-swap technical replicate arrays. A total of three separate experiments were conducted for biological triplicates, for a total of six hybridizations.
Project description:In lung diseases caused by the major mould pathogen Aspergillus fumigatus the pulmonary epithelium is destroyed by invasive growth of fungal hyphae, a process thought to require fungal proteases. Here we show that the A. fumigatus pH-responsive transcription factor PacC governs expression of secreted proteases during invasive lung infections and is required for epithelial invasion and pathogenicity. In addition, A. fumigatus ΔpacC mutants aberrantly remodel the fungal cell wall during infection. This study defines distinct PacC-mediated mechanisms of host damage during pulmonary aspergillosis. ch1: treatment protocol Temporal transcriptional profiling of ATCC46645 strain and isogenic ΔpacC Aspergillus fumigatus mutant during murine infection
Project description:This SuperSeries is composed of the following subset Series: GSE21353: Gene expression profiles of human immature dendritic cells after 3h, 6h and 12h of co-cultivation with Aspergillus fumigatus GSE28806: The temporal dynamics of differential gene expression in human alveolar epithelial and endothelial cells interacting with the human pathogenic mould Aspergillus fumigatus in vitro Refer to individual Series