Dataset features


Application: Gene expression microarray analysis
Number of samples: 15
Release date: Nov 13 2012
Last update date: Aug 23 2018
Access: Public
Diseases: Otitis Media
Dataset link Expression data from Middle Ear Mucosal Metaplasia in Mice

Experimental Protocol

Weekly transtympanic inoculation of Balb/c mice with 300 µg/ml of NTHi lysates vs saline was performed. Bacteria were grown on chocolate agar at 37ºC in 5% CO2 overnight and inoculated in brain heart infusion (BHI) broth supplemented with 3.5 mg of nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide per ml. After overnight incubation, bacteria were subcultured into 5 ml of fresh brain heart infusion (BHI) and upon reaching log phase growth, NTHi were washed and suspended in phosphate-buffered saline (PBS) followed by sonication for lysis. Three transtympanic inoculation of 6 Balb/c mice middle ears (3 animals, 6 ears) with 50 uL of 300 ug/ml of NTHi bacterial lysate and 6 Balb/c mice middle ears (3 animals, 6 ears) with 50 uL of 1X phosphate buffered saline (PBS) were carried out weekly over 4 weeks (injection on days 7, 14, and 21). On day 28, the mice were euthanized and their bullae harvested. Expression microarray analysis was performed at 1 and 7 days. Microarray findings were validated in independent animal samples and in a cultured murine middle ear epithelial cell (mMEEC) line.