Journal article

Effects of temperature on gene expression patterns in Leptospira interrogans serovar Lai as assessed by whole-genome microarrays

Miranda Lo, Dieter M Bulach, David R Powell, David A Haake, James Matsunaga, Michael L Paustian, Richard L Zuerner, Ben Adler

INFECTION AND IMMUNITY | AMER SOC MICROBIOLOGY | Published : 2006

Abstract

Leptospirosis is an important zoonosis of worldwide distribution. Humans become infected via exposure to pathogenic Leptospira spp. from infected animals or contaminated water or soil. The availability of genome sequences for Leptospira interrogans, serovars Lai and Copenhageni, has opened up opportunities to examine global transcription profiles using microarray technology. Temperature is a key environmental factor known to affect leptospiral protein expression. Leptospira spp. can grow in artificial media at a range of temperatures reflecting conditions found in the environment and the mammalian host. Therefore, transcriptional changes were compared between cultures grown at 20 degrees C, ..

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