RNA-seq of Toxoplasma gondii response in human macrophages

Dataset ID Technology Samples
EGAD00001003241 Illumina HiSeq 2000 18

Dataset Description

Toxoplasmosis is a zoonotic disease caused by a ubiquitous protozoan parasite called Toxoplasma gondii, which can
infect all mammal and bird species throughout the world. seroprevalence varies widely between countries. Studies
have estimated that between 7-34% of people in the UK have been infected with T. gondii. The vast majority of these
people will not have noticed any symptoms, however about 10% of people develop a mild to moderate self limiting
flu-like illness. Following the acute active stage of the infection the parasite persists in the body in the form of cysts,
particularly in heart and skeletal muscle and nervous system tissues, for many years, and usually for life. In
immunocompetent persons these cysts do not pose a health risk. We will use RNA-seq to quantify the transcriptional
response of macrophages to T gondii infection.
This data is part of a pre-publication release. For information on the proper use of pre-publication data shared by the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute (including details of any publication moratoria), please see

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Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
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More details: EGAC00001000205


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