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Series GSE59320 Query DataSets for GSE59320
Status Public on Jul 12, 2014
Title Mutual reinforcement of pathophysiological host-microbe interactions that maintain steady state conditions of disease
Organism Mus musculus
Experiment type Expression profiling by array
Summary Chronic diseases arise when pathophysiological processes achieve a steady state by self-reinforcing. Here, we explored the possibility of a self-reinforcement state in a common condition, chronic constipation, where alterations of the gut microbiota have been reported. The functional impact of the microbiota shifts on host physiology remains unclear, however we hypothesized that microbial communities adapted to slow gastrointestinal transit affect host functions in a way that reinforces altered transit, thereby maintaining the advantage for microbial self-selection. To test this, we examined the impact of pharmacologically (loperamide)-induced constipation (PIC) on the structural and functional profile of altered gut microbiota. PIC promoted changes in the gut microbiome, characterized by decreased representation of butyrate-producing Clostridiales, decreased cecal butyrate concentration and altered metabolic profiles of gut microbiota. PIC-associated gut microbiota also impacted colonic gene expression, suggesting this might be a basis for decreased gastrointestinal (GI) motor function. Introduction of PIC-associated cecal microbiota into germ-free (GF) mice significantly decreased GI transit time. Our findings therefore support the concept that chronic diseases like constipation are caused by disease-associated steady states, in this case, caused by reciprocating reinforcement of pathophysiological factors in host-microbe interactions.
We used microarrays to detail the global gene expression profile in the proximal colon smooth muscle tissues of germ-free, conventionalized, or specific pathogen free mouse
Overall design C57Bl/6 female and male specific pathogen free (SPF) mice were bred and housed in the animal care facility at the University of Chicago. Mice of 8–10 weeks of age were treated with 0.1% loperamide in the drinking water for 7 days. Age matched, germ-free (GF) C57Bl/6 mice were gavaged orally with cecal luminal contents harvested from control or loperamide-treated C57Bl/6 donor mice. Recipient mice were sacrificed 4 weeks post-colonization.
Contributor(s) Touw K, Wang Y, Leone V, Farrugia G, Chang EB
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Submission date Jul 10, 2014
Last update date Jun 14, 2018
Contact name Yong Huang
Phone (434) 243-0842
Organization name University of Viginia
Department Medicine
Street address 1340 Jefferson Park Ave
City Charlottesville
State/province VA
ZIP/Postal code 22908
Country USA
Platforms (1)
GPL6885 Illumina MouseRef-8 v2.0 expression beadchip
Samples (16)
GSM1434998 Germ free mouse, replicate 1
GSM1434999 Germ free mouse, replicate 2
GSM1435000 Germ free mouse, replicate 3
BioProject PRJNA255107

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