Table 1

Analysis of host gene expression in the colonic epithelium
GF Bt-2d Bt-30d Bt + Fp-30d
muc2 1.04 ± 0.05 a 1.52 ± 0.10 a,b 1.71 ± 0.10 b 1.79 ± 0.22 b
muc4 1.00 ± 0.05 a 3.51 ± 0.33 b 2.69 ± 0.29 a,b 2.83 ± 0.43 b
klf4 1.01 ± 0.05 a 1.30 ± 0.10 b 1.09 ± 0.04 a,b 1.08 ± 0.09 a,b
c1galt1 1.00 ± 0.03 a 2.28 ± 0.26 b 1.23 ± 0.16 a 1.54 ± 0.24 a,b
b4galt4 1.02 ± 0.11 a 3.89 ± 0.42 b 2.13 ± 0.20 a,c 3.00 ± 0.39 b,c
st3gal4 1.05 ± 0.14 a 2.98 ± 0.37 b 1.39 ± 0.16 a 1.67 ± 0.22 a
st6galnac3 1.07 ± 0.27 a 0.80 ± 0.29 a 1,11 ± 0.55 a 0.41 ± 0.11 a
gal3st3 n.d. n.d. n.d. n.d.
chst7 1.17 ± 0.36 a 1.84 ± 0.55 a 1.02 ± 0.23 a 0.77 ± 0.20 a

Relative abundance of muc2, muc4, klf4, c1galt1, b4galt4, st3gal4, st6galnac3, gal3st3 and chst7 mRNAs in germfree (GF) (n = 4 to 10), Bt-2d (n = 4), Bt-30d (n = 6) and Bt + Fp-30d (n = 6). Means with different letters (a, b, c) are significantly different (P-value <0.05); n.d., not detected.

Wrzosek et al.

Wrzosek et al. BMC Biology 2013 11:61   doi:10.1186/1741-7007-11-61

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