Salmonella enteritidis Hcp distribute in the cytoplasm and regulate TNF signaling pathway in BHK-21 cells

Liming Zheng, Shenghua Wang, Mengyu Ling, Zhengmei Lv, Shuai Lin
3 Biotech 2020, 10 (7): 301
Hemolysin-coregulated protein (Hcp) of Salmonella enteritidis is known to be a structural and effector protein of the T6SS, but little is known about the role of Hcp in host cells. In this study, Hcp was expressed by plasmid pEGFP-N1-hcp in BHK-21 cells and the results showed that the subcellular localization of Hcp was predominantly in the cytoplasm of BHK-21 cells. When Hcp was over-expressed by transfecting plasmid pCI-neo-hcp in BHK-21 cells and mRNA sequencing was performed to analyze differentially expressed genes, the results showed a change in the expression levels of 307 mRNAs (fold change > 2, and p  < 0.01). Amongst these, 125 mRNAs were up-regulated and 182 mRNAs were down-regulated. Kyoto encyclopedia of genes and genomes (KEGG) enrichment analysis showed that differentially expressed genes were enriched in tumor necrosis factor (TNF) signaling pathway, IL-17 signaling pathway, and cytokine-cytokine receptor interaction. Subsequently, we selected differentially expressed genes of TNF signaling pathway and verified the changes by real-time PCR. The results were consistent with the trend observed for the sequencing results. In conclusion, we demonstrated that Hcp of Salmonella enteritidis caused the change of mRNAs expression of TNF signaling pathway in the cytoplasm of BHK-21 cells.

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