Accession Number:

AD1037368

Title:

Host Gene Expression Analysis in Sri Lankan Melioidosis Patients

Descriptive Note:

Journal Article

Corporate Author:

usamriid Ft detrick United States

Report Date:

2017-06-19

Pagination or Media Count:

42.0

Abstract:

Melioidosis is a life threatening infectious disease caused by the gram-negative bacillus Burkholderia pseudomallei predominantly found in southeast Asia and northern Australia. Studying the host transcription profiles in response to infection is crucial for understanding disease pathogenesis and correlates of disease severity, which may help improve therapeutic intervention and survival. The aim of this study was to analyze gene expression levels of human host factors in melioidosis patients and establish useful correlation with disease biomarkers, compared to healthy individuals and patients with sepsis caused by other pathogens.

Subject Categories:

  • Microbiology
  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE