E-GEOD-3476 - Immediate/Early Response to Trypanosoma cruzi Infection Involves Minimal Modulation of Host Cell Transcription

Submitted on 18 October 2005, released on 20 October 2005, last updated on 18 October 2011
Homo sapiens
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Host cell infection by the intracellular pathogen, Trypanosoma cruzi, involves activation of signaling pathways, cytoskeletal reorganization, and targeted recruitment of host cell lysosomes. To determine the consequences of T. cruzi invasion on host cell gene expression, high density microarrays consisting of approximately 27,000 human cDNAs were hybridized with fluorescent probes generated from T. cruzi-infected human fibroblasts (HFF) at early time points following infection (2-24 h). Surprisingly, no genes were induced > or =2-fold in HFF between 2 and 6 h post-infection (hpi) in repeated experiments while immediate repression of six host cell transcripts was observed. A significant increase in transcript abundance for 106 host cell genes was observed at 24 hpi. Among the most highly induced is a set of interferon-stimulated genes, indicative of a type I interferon (IFN) response to T. cruzi. In support of this, T. cruzi-infected fibroblasts begin to secrete IFNbeta at 18 hpi following the induction of IFNbeta transcripts. As compared with global transcriptional responses evoked by other intracellular pathogens, T. cruzi is a stealth parasite that elicits few changes in host cell transcription during the initiation of infection. Set of arrays organized by shared biological context, such as organism, tumors types, processes, etc. Computed
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Immediate/early response to Trypanosoma cruzi infection involves minimal modulation of host cell transcription. Vaena de Avalos S, Blader IJ, Fisher M, Boothroyd JC, Burleigh BA.