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Title: In-Vivo Expression Profiling of Pseudomonas aeruginosa Infections Reveals Niche-Specific and Strain-Independent Transcriptional Programs      
keywords:
Transcriptome or Gene expression
ID:
PRJNA129899
description:
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a threatening, opportunistic pathogen causing disease in immunocompromised individuals. The hallmark of P. aeruginosa virulence is its multi-factorial and combinatorial nature. It renders such bacteria infectious for many organisms and it is often resistant to antibiotics. To gain insights into the physiology of P. aeruginosa during infection, we assessed the transcriptional programs of three different P. aeruginosa strains directly after isolation from burn wounds of humans. We compared the programs to those of the same strains using two infection models: a plant model, which consisted of the infection of the midrib of lettuce leaves, and a murine tumor model, which was obtained by infection of mice with an induced tumor in the abdomen. All control conditions of P. aeruginosa cells growing in suspension and as a biofilm were added to the analysis. We found that these different P. aeruginosa strains express a pool of distinct genetic traits that are activated under particular infection conditions regardless of their genetic variability. The knowledge herein generated will advance our understanding of P. aeruginosa virulence and provide valuable cues for the definition of prospective targets to develop novel intervention strategies. Overall design: Samples collected from human burn wounds were stabilized and used for P. aeruginosa RNA extraction. The strains from burn wound infection were later used for infection models namely plant and murine tumor infection as well as rich medium controls with planctonic and biofilm growth. The RNA was treated for bacterial RNA enrichment and amplification. All samples were treated in the same way.
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landingpage: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/bioproject/PRJNA129899
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ID:
pmid:21931663
name:
Pseudomonas aeruginosa
ncbiID:
ncbitax:287
abbreviation:
NCBI
homePage: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
ID:
SCR:006472
name:
National Center for Biotechnology Information
homePage: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/bioproject
ID:
SCR:004801
name:
NCBI BioProject