Proteomic profiling of the brain of mice with experimental cerebral malaria
Thezenas, Marie L.
Kessler, Benedikt M.
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AbstractCerebral malaria (CM) is a severe neurological complication of malaria infection in both adults and children. In pursuit of effective treatment of CM, clinical studies, postmortem analysis and animal models have been employed to understand the pathology and identify effective interventions. In this study, a shotgun proteomics analysis was conducted to profile the proteomic signature of the brain tissue of mice with experimental cerebral malaria (ECM) in order to further understand the underlying pathology. To identify CM-associated response, proteomic signatures of the brains of C57/Bl6N mice infected with P. berghei ANKA that developed neurological syndrome were compared to those of mice infected with P. berghei NK65 that developed equally high parasite burdens without neurological signs, and to those of non-infected mice. The results show that the CM-associated response in mice that developed neurological signs comprise mainly acute-phase reaction and coagulation cascade activation, and indicate the leakage of plasma proteins into the brain parenchyma
CitationMoussa, E., Huang, H., Ahras, M., Lall, A., Thezenas, M. L., Fischer, R., … Casals-Pascual, C. (2018). Proteomic profiling of the brain of mice with experimental cerebral malaria. Journal of Proteomics, 180, 61–69. doi:10.1016/j.jprot.2017.06.002
SponsorsWe wish to acknowledge Stanley Barkhuysen for technical assistance. The P. berghei NK65 (New York) line was generously provided by Robert Menard, Institut Pasteur, Paris.
JournalJOURNAL OF PROTEOMICS