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Genome-wide transcriptional profiling of peripheral blood leukocytes from cattle infected with Mycobacterium bovis reveals suppression of host immune genes

Kate E Killick1, John A Browne1, Stephen DE Park1, David A Magee1, Irene Martin1, Kieran G Meade2, Stephen V Gordon13, Eamonn Gormley4, Cliona O'Farrelly5, Karsten Hokamp6 and David E MacHugh13*

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1 UCD College of Agriculture, Food Science and Veterinary Medicine, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland

2 Animal Bioscience Centre, Teagasc, Grange, Dunsany, County Meath, Ireland

3 UCD Conway Institute of Biomolecular and Biomedical Research, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland

4 Tuberculosis Diagnostics and Immunology Research Centre, UCD School of Veterinary Medicine, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland

5 Comparative Immunology Group, School of Biochemistry and Immunology, Trinity College, Dublin 2, Ireland

6 Smurfit Institute of Genetics, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2, Ireland

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BMC Genomics 2011, 12:611  doi:10.1186/1471-2164-12-611

Published: 19 December 2011

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Table S1: Oligonucleotide primers used for real time qRT-PCR validation of microarray results.

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