Project description:We sequenced total RNA from Dirofilaria immitis in order to generate the first tissue-specific gene expression profile of a filarial nematode and its Wolbachia endosymbiont. Examination of transcript levels in 7 different Dirofilaria immitis tissues, in duplicate, using Illumina GAIIx.
Project description:We report the presence of circulating miRNAs released by the filarial nematode Dirofilaria immitis into the host (Canis familiaris) bloodstream. MiRNA deep-sequencing combined with bioinformatics revealed over 200 mature miRNA sequences of potential nematode origin in Dirofilaria immitis-infected dog plasma in two independent analyses
Project description:To understand how microRNA are involved in the complex biology of this zoonotic parasite, we describe our initial attempts to characterize small RNA in adult Dirofilaria immitis by using Illumina/Solexa deep-sequencing technology. Examination of 4 different adult Dirofilaria immitis (pooled)
Project description:We report analyses of the types, amounts and stage-dependence of microRNAsfound in D. immitis culture media recovered after incubating 800,000 microfilariae for 6 days, 500 third-stage larvae (L3) and 500 fourth-stage larvae (L4) for 7 days, as well as 40 adult females and 40 adult males for 48 hours, all separately. Overall design: Examination of excretory/secretory miRNAs in 5 different stages of Dirofilaria immitis released in culture media.