Bile Ductal Transcriptome Identifies Key Pathways and Hub Genes in Clonorchis sinensis-Infected Sprague-Dawley Ratsopen access
- Yoo, Won Gi; Kang, Jung-Mi; Le, Huong Giang; Pak, Jhang Ho; Hong, Sung-Jong; Sohn, Woon-Mok; Na, Byoung-Kuk
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- KOREAN SOC PARASITOLOGY, SEOUL NATL UNIV COLL MEDI
- Clonorchis sinensis; bile duct; transcriptome; differentialy expressed gene; inflammation
- KOREAN JOURNAL OF PARASITOLOGY, v.58, no.5, pp.513 - 525
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- KOREAN JOURNAL OF PARASITOLOGY
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- Clonorchis sinensis is a food-borne trematode that infects more than 15 million people. The liver fluke causes clonorchiasis and chronical cholangitis, and promotes cholangiocarcinoma. The underlying molecular pathogenesis occurring in the bile duct by the infection is little known. In this study, transcriptome profile in the bile ducts infected with C. sinensis were analyzed using microarray methods. Differentially expressed genes (DEGs) were 1,563 and 1,457 at 2 and 4 weeks after infection. Majority of the DEGs were temporally dysregulated at 2 weeks, but 519 DEGs showed monotonically changing expr e ssion patterns that formed seven distinct expression profiles. Protein-protein interaction (PPI) analysis of the DEG products revealed 5 sub-networks and 10 key hub proteins while weighted co-expression network analysis (WGCNA)-derived gene-gene interaction exhibited 16 co-expression modules and 13 key hub genes. The DEGs were significantly enriched in 16 Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes pathways, which were related to original systems, cellular process, environmental information processing, and human diseases. This study uncovered a global picture of gene expression profiles in the bile ducts infected with C. sinensis, and provided a set of potent predictive biomarkers for early diagnosis of clonorchiasis.
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